Everything you need to know about Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
Edge of Reality, Way Forward Technologies
3DS, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4
Genre:Third Person Shooter
Release Date:June 24th, 2014
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is an upcoming third person shooter video set in the Transformers universe. The title is currently in development by two separate studios. Working on the console build of the game is Edge of Reality (Mass Effect [PlayStation 3] and Dragon Age: Origins). The Nintendo 3DS build of the game is in development by Way Forward Technologies (Silent Hill: Book of Memories and Duck Tales: Remastered). The game is also set to be published by Activision who has published the previous three Transformers titles: War for Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron and Dark of the Moon.
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will be launching across multiple consoles, appearing on both last gen and current gen systems, the game is set to launch on June 24th of 2014 on Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
While not much information is available regarding the development of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark given its relation to the movie series, this of course means that there’s concerns over keeping plot elements quiet. What we know for certain is that when the game appears on consoles, it will be taking the form of a third person shooter / action game, whereas the Nintendo 3DS build of the game will be a strategy role playing game.
The game is also set to serve as a bridge between the world of the Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise and the Transformers Cybertron video game franchise with a report saying it will act as a “video game complement”. The blurb on the packaging of the game states, “Rise of the Dark Spark jumps worlds and factions as it weaves the tale of the hunt for an ancient relic as powerful as the Matrix of Leadership – the Dark Spark. Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons throughout the single-player campaign.”
Multiplayer will be returning to the game with Escalation mode where four players work together in a team to endure waves of enemy attacks. Levelling progress carries across from single player modes to multiplayer game modes to allow progress in both aspects of the game.
Similar to the previous console Transformer games and the Cybertron series, the gameplay will primarily take the form of a fast moving action focused third person shooter. Another returning feature of the previous titles in the series is the players option of choosing whether they play as the Autobots as they defend earth and the human populace or play as the Decepticons in their efforts to wipe out humanity and destroy the earth. The returning Escalation multiplayer mode will include in excess of forty playable characters that will come together in teams of four as they do combat with the enemy; any progress in this game mode carries across to the single player campaign and vice versa.
There is a handheld build of the game that will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS and it will take the form of a strategy role playing game. Despite knowing this, there’s no details surrounding how the gameplay and the story will actually unfold.
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is set in a Transformers universe crossover between the Cybertron series of video games and the Michael Bay’s movies. The story is set before the Ark is launched into space, but the plot will unfold alongside the events of Age of Extinction and the aftermath of the events therein.
Beneath is a list of confirmed characters for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, some of these characters are only available via pre-order.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game.