You saw the teaser trailer, you got the release window, now we're giving you the official word on Transformers: The War for Cybertron's co-op mode. Three player online co-op with drop-in/drop-out support. Sorry local and split screen fans, there simply isn't enough room on your TV to fit all that metal.
The latest Transformers title from High Moon Studios isn't set in the classic universe, it isn't set in the Michael Bay universe, it's more of a reboot of the series with several nods to the classic franchise. Many sites say it's akin to what JJ Abrams did with the recent Star Trek movie. The game was finally unveiled recently and several sites go to see a developer demo a few levels of the game.
There are two campaigns, Autobots and Decepticons, and each of the game's missions will play out with three robots at a time. If you don't have some friends to transform by your side the game will fill in AI robots. And while the Unreal Engine 3 powered game might look like Gears of War from the screenshots, it's anything but.
The developers will offer a set variety of Transformers for players to use in the game's chapters. Among them, they can choose three, keeping an eye on classifications: cars, trucks, tanks and jets. The ground vehicles are interesting, because they are hovercrafts. That allows a Bumblebee transformed into a car to tear down a hallway, busting into Decepticons. but also to shift laterally left or right with abrupt precision. Jets can hover or barrel roll, or scream down a passageway. Transforming is meant to be swift, taking about a second and is interruptible if the player inputs shooting commands midway through the transformation
The gameplay video released for Transformer: The War for Cybertron looks intense and gritty, and while it may not play like Gears of War, we can only hope it offers a co-op experience just as deep and fun.