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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron has an ambitious vision. The game makers at High Moon Studios are looking to broaden the appeal and excitement of the Transformers brand by expanding the fictional backdrop in new and exciting directions. As exhibited in sci-fi franchises like Halo, Killzone, or Gears of War, a key component of a believable mythology lies in authentic and surprising locations and environments. Fall of Cybertron aims to bring the metallic homeworld of the Transformers to life as never before with an array of exciting locales. Take our illustrated tour of the game’s many sites in the pages ahead. On any of the many art images and screens, you can click the image for a larger version.
CybertronThe home planet of the Transformers is a world of metal on the far side of the galaxy from Earth. No known organic creatures exist on the planet, but life has found a way through sentient robotic beings that have the ability to transform their shape at will. Cybertron holds within itself the essence of Primus, the god-like creator of the Transformers.Long ago, Cybertron and its inhabitants experienced a golden age of expansion, scientific growth, and peace. Cybertronian civilization spread out to colony worlds across the galaxy. That civilization came to a tragic end millennia ago, leaving behind relics and remnants of a time when the Cybertronians were more powerful than they are today. More recently, a horrific civil war ravaged the planet, fought between two armed factions, the Autobots and Decepticons. The Decepticons poisoned the planet’s core with an insidious substance called dark energon, and the entire planet has shut down to repair itself. Cybertron is now a world in stasis, and most of its inhabitants are being forced into exile or face extinction.
IaconOnce the capital city and headquarters for the Autobot cause, Iacon has crumbled into a war torn and depowered ruin by the time Fall of Cybertron begins. A snow of soot and ash coats the sprawling city. Dead robots lie scattered in the streets, with no one to mourn their passing. Once vibrant lines of energon that lit the city now sit dark. The Autobots lost the war for Cybertron, and few places so clearly show that loss as their home city.
In Iacon, and further into the Sea of Rust, players will encounter the fallen corpses of ancient Cybertronians
Iacon is blanketed in ash and soot -- the detritus of a seemingly endless war
[NEXT UP: A metallic desert, and the legendary space bridge]
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I want that game now, I love the artwork.
The first game itself looked like a piece of concept art, thats how good it looked.
Wow this actually looks awesome!
Quite a game
no matter what happens, this will kick @$$
this was a great article!! I hope High Moon studios does a game about the golden age of Cybertron, now that would be a good game! Also can't wait for this to come out, it is going to be awesome.
I want to get this game just for the dinobots.
The space-bridge :O
LOVE IT ... HOPE THIS GAME GET BETTER THAN THE FIRST ONE
This game looks really really good.
Oh god, I love the background story for the Dinobots and Insecticons, and the struggle for lost energon, everything fits so good.
I love this guys. I made an account just to say that.
Oh my god, this looks to be so much better than War for Cybertron it's crazy! this really feels like so much thought, creativity, and work has gone into these environments! Like the Rust dessert and the space bridge that leads to Earth!
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Wow, this game is going to be awesome!