Everyone's favorite self-aggrandizing Dinobot, Grimlock, will be making an appearance in the sequel to High Moon Studio's suprisingly good licensed shooter Transformers: War for Cybertron.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, due next year, details the apocalyptic fallout of the civil war between the Autobots and the Decepticons - a story which famously ends on a rather grim note, with both sides scuttling away from their, now dying, planet. Each incarnation of the Transformers franchise has had a slightly different take on the destruction of the iconic planet, and War for Cybertron cleverly eschewed established continuity to tell its own, rather good, story. I admit, I've never read the much-acclaimed IDW comic book series, so my understanding of Transformers lore is limited to vague recollections of the 80's cartoon series and I'm relatively easy to please. Providing I can play as Grimlock, and I can save the universe by stomping and shouting about how awesome I am, I'm sold.
"High Moon Studios is an extremely talented development team having raised the bar of gameplay and Transformers authenticity in their games," said Activision's David Oxford. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is an extraordinary project both for the studio and the Transformers gaming legacy - the stakes are higher and the scale much larger than ever before, and we absolutely cannot wait for fans to see all the new characters and epic action that awaits them."
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will be smashing its way onto the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sometime next year.
For those wondering: yes, it took a great deal of personal strength to resist the urge to write this entire news post in Grimlock's charmingly stilted idiot-speak.