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Two New Characters Join Transformers: War For Cybertron

by Andrew Reiner on Apr 14, 2010 at 09:45 AM

Transformers: War For Cybertron's June 22 release date is right around the corner. Fans of the Generation 1 show, like myself, have already started counting down the days until it hits retail shelves. With Michael Bay's films twisting this beloved franchise into an ugly mockery, it will be nice to see the Autobots and Decepticons rendered close to their original forms again.

Activision still hasn't revealed how many playable characters will be in the game, and it doesn't look like we'll know any time soon, as Activision continues to announce new additions. Today, both the Autobot and Decepticon armies grow one stronger. The Autobots gain the flight abilities of Air Raid, and the Decepticons can call up the devastating shockwave power of Breakdown. Images and character profiles for both characters are provided by Activision below.

Air Raid
Scout Class
Jet Chassis
Primary Weapon: EMP Shotgun
Abilities: Dash, Guided Missile

Fearless and rash, Air Raid is always ready for a fight. He prefers diving head first into a pack of Decepticons rather than shooting them from afar because it’s more fun. That is his only real goal in life; to have fun. This attitude always seems to place him and his fellows in danger, but he always manages to get himself and his friends out of it.

Scout Class
Car Chassis
Primary Weapon: EMP Shotgun
Abilities: Dash, Shockwave

Breakdown is a very capable Decepticon warrior, but has one main underlying problem. He is extremely paranoid that everyone and everything is out to get him. Being in crowded places is nerve wracking for Breakdown, as he feels like everyone is staring at him, judging him. He just wants to blend in and do the duty that the Decepticons require of him in anonymity.