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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.

  • @Jake H.,

    I think his sharp, jagged edges and the use of purple might be the areas about Megatron you don’t like.  

    I can live with the new design, but I would like the Purple to be either toned down or removed completely.  The classic Megatron, which is clearlly a reference to this design, barely had purple.  Swap out the purple for red, and I’ll be happy.  

    I didn’t notice Megatron’s vehicle mode until now—this really makes me hate the use of purple on him even more.  The use of purple on him reminds me of Marvel Comics movies having their heros/villians dress themselves, cars or homes in the alterego colors.  Purple body accents, purple energy discharge from his cannon and thrusters, too.  Please, make it stop.  

    Wonder why Megatron was given a hover-tank concept???  I always figured he’d have something more arial in design, a really areo dynamic ship with a cannon in place of the cockpit or something.  

    I didn’t notice his

  • we need some game play footage now and that would complete this pic

  • id like to see any autobot even with a million minicons face megatron with that attached to his arm i mean how can he pick his arm up to punch with that planet buster on his arm.

  • Like all he would have to do is show that to his enemies and they would die from a heart attack or (engine failure).

  • he looks lame. Anyone besides me grow up with Beast Wars and prefer it over this car and airplane crap?

    Megatron looked much cooler as a T-Rex, even better when he became a transmetal, and his red dragon transmetal 2 form was just super bad ass.

    instead we get a rather ho hum looking robot form with a big gun on forearm and a tank.

  • HEy what the hell is wrong with you luis f this is megatrons origional designa tank / helicoptor not a two headed dragon.

  • make me a extra extra large canon now