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Last week, we kicked off our group of exclusive Transformers: War For Cybertron character profiles by showing you High Moon Studios' interpretation of Optimus Prime. Who better next than his evil opposite, the Decepticon leader, Megatron. Take a look at his new tank form above as well as some new info and his vehicle form below.
As the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron has a goal that fans of the cartoons know all too well: to win control of Cybertron for his faction and exterminate the Autobots. Throughout War For Cybertron, he will be searching for the means to achieve this end, a mysterious substance known as Dark Energon.
Just in case Megatron's attitude didn't make him imposing enough, his frame certainly should. The whole of his right arm is covered by a giant fusion cannon, a powerful one-of-a-kind weapon that can destroy a whole city block with a single blast. This power will be on display throughout War For Cybertron as Megatron
launches powerful attacks against his enemies, including a brutal sacking of the Autobot home city of Iacon.
Though Megatron will greatly reward loyalty, he's also not concerned with destroying supporters the second they let him down. As such, he's got the helpful ability to Mark Targets (an ability he shares with Optimus Prime) but also the more selfish Drain ability, which will presumably allow him to take the power from his enemies and use it to fuel himself. When switching to vehicle mode, Megatron transforms into a powerful hovering tank that also puts his powerful fusion cannon to use.
For more Transformers coverage, stay tuned to Game Informer for the next two weeks. We've got one more fan-favorite character profile coming as well as a batch of video interviews and features that showcase art and screenshots from the new game. You can keep up with all the latest at our War For Cybertron hub.
oh god this new game looks more and more amazing....
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh he look sooooo raw. i hope dey put soundwave next.
He's gonna wupp Optimus's ass!
om so his cannon is kinda freaking huge
This seems extremely badass. 'Nuff said.
I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really HOPE this game will be actually good!!! Please god, please give us a chance for a good transformers game...I want to kick some robot @$$!
i dont know i liked his jet/tank form most i dont know why but when i frist saw megatron he was aways some sort of hybrid so if he cant even turn into a jet then im a bit disapointed but he looks cool as a tank
With Arkham making a great game from a respected franchise, and War for Cybertron looking the same way, could we be seeing a stream of good quality licensed games? Probably not. But this game is looking good. Now if only we could get some gameplay footage.
Megatron looks like a bad @ss. I definitely love this look better then Micheal bay's Movie Megatron.
wow im so excited for the game!
this looks awsome but not as awsome as Optimus Prime hands down cant wait to see more in next few weeks.
Under the "games mentioned in this article" it says
Transformers: War For Cybertron Playstation 3.
Is this exclusive?
Anyway this looks to be awesome, Hopefully I'll be able to play as villains.
Also, Does anyone know the name of that white version of Megatron? I know he is like Megatron's reincarnation or something since he was killed.. Need some help.
Finally, we need Hot Shot, Starscream and Sound Wave nao.
@Chris: It should have 360 listed there too, but if you look it up in our system, the game exists for both. :)
Transformers reminds me a lot of Gundam.
Megatron has overcompensation issues... he might as well just transform into a Hummer