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Transformers: War For Cybertron Character Profile – Megatron

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.

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  • Megatron is always amazing. Go Decepticons!

  • What system is this on? Please go on the 360!!!

  • I wanna see ratchet, He was always my faorite transformer

  • its cool but i want to see game ply footage

  • Wow. This and the Optimus Prime article made me completely forget about the Bayformers. Awesome.

  • WOW I AM NOW REALLY INTERESTED IN THIS GAME THE FIRST CHARACTER PROFILE GOT ME AND NOW THS! I WONDER WHAT BUMBLE BEE WILL LOOK LIKE! HE JUST HAS TO BE IN IT!

  • I think High Moon is doing an amazing job with Transformers. They look like a perfect bridge between the sharp, edgy-looking designs in the Michael Bay movies, and also clearly resemble the 80's Cartoon/Generation 1 canon. And of course, they look badass overall:)

    Looking forward to seeing more of this game, as it should easily be the best Transformers game since Atari's PS2 entry.

  • If anything, this game should look great.

  • AWESOME

  • Seriously dope!

  • Can't wait to play it. Looks great.

  • He looks really good.

    Bring on the gameplay soon.

  • This is looking wicked so far.  I like the Stream of info so far as well.  Don't cry for gameplay already because after a gameplay video then all thats left is more gameplay videos.  Keep me anticipating!

  • I can't wait for this game to come out!

  • I so wanna use sound wave he was my favorite

  • it seems like it is on the correct path . to bad they had to butcher transformers for them to fix it !

  • wow that looks amazing. i am glad they sort of kept the old school megatron for this game.

  • I am not into the art style.  It bothers me.  

  • Interesting, interesting.....go on.

  • Loving the new look, and if this serves anything to past Transformers games (Not the crappy movies) this one should be really fun.