Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark gameplay trailer debuts Drift

Activision and Edge of Reality have debuted a new gameplay trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, debuting the Decepticon-turned-Autobot Drift.


The Cybertron series is preparing to wrap up in June, as the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons hits our planet in Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. A month ahead of the game's release, Activision has released a new gameplay trailer showing more of the action that's become a staple of the Cybertron series of games.

Much of the Cybertron cast returns, with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee representing the Autobots, while Megatron, Soundwave, and the Combaticons leads the way for the evil Decepticons. Both factions come to Earth seeking an ancient relic that will turn the tide in their long-running war. The new trailer also debuts a new playable character, the Samurai-like Drift. Drift joins the Autobots as a former Decepticon seeking to regain his lost honor and atone for his past.

Rise of the Dark Spark seeks to merge together the Cybertron series with the Transformers line of movies. The game will feature over 40 playable characters, including two variations of Optimus Prime, one from the Cybertron era and the more familiar defender of Earth.

While High Moon Studios worked on the first two Cybertron games, Activision has handed the baton for the third game in the trilogy off to Loadout-developer Edge of Reality, while the 3DS iteration will be handled by WayForward. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark arrives on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and 3DS on June 24.

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