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Activision unveils new Transformers game

It's set on Cybertron and coming in 2010.

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Activision has confirmed a new Transformers videogame is currently in development.

Transformers: War for Cybertron is set on the titular characters' home planet and tells the story of how our heroes came to arrive on Earth. It's being developed by High Moon Studios - previously responsible for The Bourne Conspiracy game.

"For the first time Hasbro is working with Activision to drive the Transformers fiction forward into new story arcs, demonstrating pivotal moments in Transformers history that defined who they are," said Hasbro's Aaron Archer. "This remarkable video game helps us to tell a critical event in Transformers lore that will be used as canon for future storylines in a way we could have only dreamed of a few years ago."

In fact there will be two storylines. The Autobot campaign tells how the heroic robot/caravan types tried to save their planet and the Decepticon plot is about being evil and that. For the first time in a Transformers game you'll be able to enjoy team-based online co-op, plus a variety of head-to-head multiplayer modes.

Expect "a sci-fi art style" and "all-new visualisations of the iconic Transformers characters in their original Cybertronian forms".

Transformers: War for Cybertron is in development for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii and DS. Here's hoping it marks an improvement over the last game, eh?

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