Following an early reveal, Transformers: Devastation has officially been announced, and Platinum Games is indeed handling the cel-shaded brawler. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance director Kenji Saito helms the project along with Platinum staff members who have worked on titles like The Legend of Korra and Bayonetta 2. Hit the jump for more.
Info on a new Transformers game has leaked in advance of this coming week's E3 show, and according to a since-removed Best Buy Canada listing it's being developed by none other than Platinum Games. The folks behind games like Bayonetta, Vanquish, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance previously worked with Activision on The Legend of Korra, and we should know more concrete info when the official reveal arrives on Monday.
Kotobukiya's line of cute, chibi D-Style Transformers model kits continues with an upcoming release of a trio of Decepticon Seeker jets: Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. Hit the jump to learn more.
Last week, Kotobukiya celebrated the 30th anniversary of Transformers with the release of a D-Style Megatron kit for assembling a super deformed version fo the bellicose Decepticon leader. An interesting response came from Yusuke Nakamura, the artist best known for his work on Tatami Galaxy's original novel and the covers of ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION's albums. Check it out after the jump.
The leader of the Decepticons may normally be made of sterner stuff, but in April you can acquire a cute version of Megatron in a new, non-scale plastic model. Hit the jump to learn more.
Comedy animators Dream Link Entertainment has begun posting their Q-Transformers: The Return of the Mystery of Optimus Prime smartphone game spin-off shorts on YouTube and NicoNico. The irreverent anime is written and directed by Kotaro Ishidate, writer on Straight Title Robot Anime and the first season of gdgd Fairies, and QTF follows a similar format, compete with improvisational breaks. More after the jump.
Back in June, Takara Tomy began offering their limited run of Transformer / Evangelion Masterpiece Optimus Prime EVA Mode figure, and almost immediately sold out of the allotment of 1,000 units, priced at 2,500 yen. With the figure now set to ship, the figure is on display at Ikebukuro Eva, which is also holding a lottery to get one of the few available. Additionally, the collaboration site has posted a new story page.
It's okay if you're not familiar with Transformers: Convoy no Nazo. The sub-standard side-scroller was released for Nintendo Famicom in Japan back in 1986, and was featured as one of Shinya Arino's DVD challenges in Game Center CX/Retro Game Challenge. It was bad, yes, but it's back and it's getting its very own TV anime and smartphone game. Hit the jump for more.
Last month we posted about an upcoming Optimus Prime figure that combines the 30th anniversary of Transformers toys with the 20th anniversary of Sony's original PlayStation. Thanks to some photos posted over at Radio Kaikan we have a much better look at the figure after the jump.
Peek in your closet or scan your gaming shelf and you might just find a robot in diguise. Takara Tomy Arts is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Transformers along with the 20th anniversary of Sony's original PlayStation by mashing the console and Autobot leader Optimus Prime together to make a super gaming robot. More after the jump.
Gantz manga author Hiroya Oku has spoken about his appreciation for American action movies. He's said that he particularly likes Die Hard and that he's been a fan of Michael Bay since Bad Boys. With Transformers: Age of Extinction hitting Japanese theaters August 8th, he's done an interview with Natalie about the film and presented a sketch of Optimus Prime. Check it out after the jump.
Though the film doesn't open in Japan until August 8th, otaku TV personality/voice actor/idol singer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa has been introduced as the Japanese voice of Nicola Peltz's Tessa Yeager in the live-action Transformers: Age of Extinction. More after the jump.
Celebrating all things Cybertronian, Transformers fans will converge on Pasadena, California this weekend, from June 19th – June 22nd to attend the annual BOTCON convention. Publisher of Transformers comics, IDW are doing there part with special art featuring a crossover with My Little Pony. Get a look after the jump.