The Game
By: Activision, Traveller's Tales (Lego Star Wars)
Genre: Action
Release Date: 2007-06-28 (According to CDON.com)

For Playstation 2, Playstation 3, X-Box 360, Nintendo Wii, Playstation Portable and Nintendo DS.
There will be two games for the DS, one named "Autobots" the other "Decepticons".

 



SCREENSHOT & COVER GALLERY
PETER CULLEN & FRANK WELKER RECORDING SESSION GALLERY

 

Control the outcome in the battle for Earth this summer with TRANSFORMERS, the official game of the upcoming blockbuster film from producer Steven Spielberg and director Michael Bay. Protect civilization as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons as you lead the TRANSFORMERS in the epic battle for control of planet Earth!

Console Features
Protect or Destroy: Protect Earth as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons.
More than Meets the Eye: Instantly morph from a larger-than-life robot to a high-powered vehicle.
Destroy everything: Every object in the game world can be crushed and wrecked - even used as weapons. The world is your playground in fully destructible and interactive environments.
Fly, drive, fight and shoot: Play as an army of characters and utillize their unique abilities.
Combat variety: Engage in melee or long ranged combat with attacks unique to each character.

Handheld Features
Nintendo DS:
Choice of two games: TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOTS and TRANSFORMERS DECEPTICONS, each with unique storylines, missions and characters.
More than Meets the Eye: Instantly morph from a larger-than-life robot to a high-powered vehicle.
Free-roaming gameplay in huge interactive environments.
Customize and upgrade your character with over 30 vehicle forms to choose from.
Compete in local multiplayer games with up to 4 players from either Transformers Autobots or Transformers Decepticons.
Help your side win the worldwide battle online by downloading and completing daily challenges.

PSP (Playstation Portable)
Features 20 playable characters, the most on any platform, from both the movie and previous generations.
Customize the weaponry of your favourite Transformers.
Participate in head-to-head battles via AD hoc mode.

The game will loosely follow the plot of the film, which means big robots are going to cause general destruction in contemporary environments. Judging from an excerpt from the film (which will serve as the game's intro sequence), the game will follow two duelling alien races who bring their fight to Earth. The Autobots and the Decepticons are the good and bad guys, respectively, and you'll have the choice of controlling either in the game. There are nine transformers in total--Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Jazz, and Ironhide for the Autobots, and Megatron, Starscream, Blackout, Scorponok, and Barricade for the Decepticons.

While the movie will focus on human characters in addition to the bots, Traveller's Tales chose to omit the earthlings from the game to provide as pure an experience as possible for fans. When you look at the company's ambitions for the game, it's easy to see why--the developers are already trying to combine third-person action, driving, and flying elements into seven different environments. Starting off in the city, other famous locations are promised but can't currently be revealed because of spoilers. The team did hint that the desert location that has been seen in the online trailers would be present and the other locations would be "'treats" for Transformer fans in general. 

Starring
Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime
Frank Welker as Megatron

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Read the Gamespot Preview here.
Read the Q&A with Traveller's Tales at IGN here.