Transformers: Rise of Dark Spark Rolls Out On June 24th

By Ishaan . May 5, 2014 . 12:01pm

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, the next Transformers game from Activision, will be released on June 24th for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.


Rise of the Dark Spark is meant to complement the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie, and is being developed by Edge of Reality. The game features over 40 different playable Transformers, and brings the movie and videogame universes together.


Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will include a 4-player co-op survival mode, titled “Escalation”. Pre-ordering the game for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 from GameStop will get you two bonus playable Decepticons—Thundercracker and Skywarp—as part of a “Weathered Warrior Pack” DLC.


The pre-order DLC will also include two new weapons—the Glass Gas Cannon (which generates distortion fields) and the Electro Bolter (a long-range weapon). Rise of the Dark Spark will also be released for Wii U, but that version of the game will not get pre-order DLC.


Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS version of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a different game entirely. It’s a tactical RPG being developed by WayForward Technologies, and details on this version of the game have yet to be shared.

  • Vash bane

    I never got into the game series. the last I played was rise of the fallen (I think that’s the title) so are these like third person shooters like the rest of them?
    how is the story and stuff?

  • notentirelythere

    Rise of the Dark Spark sounds like the subtitle for the next non-Skylanders Spyro game. Now with over 40 different yet indistinguishable breath attacks.
    I have no idea how WayForward’s gonna tackle making a TRPG but hopefully they’ll find a way to make it pretty. I’m raring up to hear news on that.

  • DarkLight

    Funny how the ps vita is always being left out for multiplatom releases.

    • subsamuel01

      I don’t get why, the attach rate for the vita is pretty good.

    • dragoon_slayer12

      I was actually gonna comment about that and how this is another high profile movie tie-in skipping the vita, then I read Activision…. I love my vita, I wish devs knew that….

  • nathaniel

    pc version isn’t up for preorder yet :(

  • J_Joestar

    TRPG? never been that into most other Movie liscenced games, but might keep an ear open for more details if they come up.

  • Reiswindy

    Tactical RPG? Now that got me interested.

  • Loved the previous two Cybertron games, and since LoadOut seems to be well received, I’m sure the new developers at Edge of Reality will do a great job taking over for High Moon while they’re off… doing something (probably set up their pipeline & tools for a purely next gen Transformers game after this. A new series, completely divorced from Cybertron too)

    I’m hyped for Wayforward’s game too. Though it could be pretty bad. They’ve been (rightfully) focused on independently produced games lately, and I DEFINITELY prefer them to focus on, say, Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero than some contract for a publisher. Plus, they haven’t done a lot of RPGs in the past. In fact, I can only think of “Sigma Star Saga”, which was fun, but hardly an RPG (reminded me more of Blaster Master, actually). They might be biting off more than they can chew here…

  • Gigaknight

    War for Cybertron keeps me from buying Fall of Cybertron or any other TF game done in the former’s style (more specifically, with the former’s gameplay length) until their prices drop significantly.

    I’ve been a TF fan since ’90, if not before. But those games were/are too short (and multiplayer-oriented -_-) to justify a day-one purchase price.

    I will say this, though: one thing High Moon did right were the Transformers’ designs, ingame.

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