The genre may surprise you since this Transformers arcade game is a card game. Sega has a history of making collectable card games such as Dinosaur King, Mushi King, and Love and Berry. These arcade machines have players scan cards with barcodes which are used to power up attacks or in the case of Love and Berry accessorize.
Details on how the Transformers Animated game will use cards were not announced. Optimus Prime dress up, anyone? Machines are scheduled to appear in game centers this summer.