Is it possible to add emotional weight to a robot dinosaur? The new Transformers game thinks it is.
The new trailer for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – the sequel to last year’s War for Cybertron – has pulled a “Gears of War” and set its new trailer to sad music – presumably in an effort to add more gravitas to its story of giant robots punching each other in the face.
Of course, the trailer – which devotes a significant portion of its runtime to Optimus Prime carrying an injured Bumblebee in his powerful truck-like arms – rather undermines its raw emotive power by introducing fan favorite Dinobot Grimlock at the end. It’s hard to convey the horrors of an eons long war when you have a fire-breathing dinosaur roaming around, proclaiming himself to be “king.” Also featured in the trailer is Bruticus, the gestalt form of the Combaticons, as well as old hands like Megatron, Ironhide, and Starscream.
All joking aside, the trailer looks very pretty, especially as the robot designs are easier on the eye than the ever-so-busy “Bayformers,” but it’s all cinematics so it tells us exactly nothing about the actual game. Still, if someone wants to make an animated Transformers movie that looks like that, I wouldn’t complain. Just get someone other than Maynard James Keenan to do the soundtrack, ok?
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is scheduled for release on PS3 and Xbox 360 in late 2012.
Source: Game Trailers