A klaxon of digital distortion blares across the airwaves. A lone jetfighter attacks a secret base in the middle of the ocean. Towering robots clash on the freeway and throughout the city. A two-gunned Optimus Prime searches for his arch-nemesis Megatron, destined for a battle only one shall survive.
Based on Hasbro's "Transfomers" property and Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures' upcoming feature film, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 system, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 system, PSP system, Nintendo DS and Games for Windows release on June 26th, 2009. We played a few of the games recently in Las Vegas:
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" on Xbox 360 & Playstation 3
The Xbox 360 & Playstation 3 three versions by Luxoflux are quite similar, each having single player and multiplayer options:
In single player, you can play as either an Autobot or Decepticon, performing twenty-three missions consistent with an overall storyline. In this mode, the following characters are available: Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Breakaway (picture a flying sniper), Bumblebee, Rachet (notable for sticky grenades), Starscream, Sideways, Grindor (notable for his "Energon Wave Cannon", which acts like an EMP), Longhaul, and Megatron. Future characters will also be available as DLC.
In Multiplayer, five modes are available: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, One Shall Stand (a team leader mode, where the object is to kill the opposing leader), Control Points (where you battle for territories), and Battle for the Shards (a capture the flag mode where both teams race to acquire the parts of the AllSpark.) All of the previously mentioned characters are available in Multiplayer, as well as three characters created exclusively for Multiplayer: Seekers, Protectobots, and Aerialbots.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" for the Nintendo Wii
The Wii version of the game, developed by Krome Studios in Melbourne, consists of five acts, playable as either Autobots or Decepticons. However, which Autobot or Decepticon you play depends on which scene you are playing. Each act consists of approximately four scenes, and in certain scenes fellow robots assist you in a co-op style. Of particular note is "Starscream Strikes from the Depths", a mission where the airborne Decepticon must take out Autobot enemies and engage in difficult flying maneuvers in order to recover Megatron.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" for the PSP
Developed by Savage Entertainment, the PSP version of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a score-based arcade style game with pick-up and play controls. The twenty-five missions yield approximately six hours of gameplay in single player mode, as well as a co-op arena mode for multiple players. You have the choice of playing one of ten characters from the Transformers universe in the game, two of which exclusive to the PSP version. While in-house writers handled the writing for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii versions, the PSP version was written by comics scribe Micah Wright.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" for the Nintendo DS
The DS version of the game, developed by Vicarious Visions, is an RPG action title. This version differs from the others in that you do not have the option of playing as Autobot or Decepticon; you must buy an Autobot or Decepticon edition of the game. This is due to game size, as it takes ten to fifteen hours to complete the game. In addition to the base game, new missions will be available to download and play via wi-fi.
Scroll down for an expansive gallery of screenshots from the PS3, Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game.