Report: Transformers: Devastation is Being Developed by Platinum Games

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We’ve learned (via NeoGAF) that Platinum Games’ new game is the recently leaked Transformers: Devastation.

The news comes via a Best Buy Canada listing, which cites the Bayonetta developer for the game, under publisher Activision. The only difference with this listing is that it’s multiplatform, launching across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Get their full overview of Transformers: Devastation below.

Release Date: October 6, 2015


Face off against Megatron and battle it out with the Decepticons in Transformers Devastation. Equipped with fast action capabilities, this game allows for instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system. Five difficulty levels also deliver hours of intense gameplay.

More Information

  • Autobots face off against the Decepticons when Megatron discovers a way to harness the enormous power of plasma energy to cyberform Earth
  • PlatinumGames signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system
  • Features 5 playable Autobots including Optimus Prime, Bubblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock
  • A deep customization system and 5 difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition deliver hours of intense gameplay
  • Actors from the original TV series reprising their roles include Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Dan Gilvezan (Bubblebee), Frank Welker (Megatron and Soundwave), and more

We’re going to get the official reveal for the game during the YouTube Live at E3 live stream, which goes down on Monday, June 15th.

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  1. ftidus12
    June 13, 2015 at 6:35 pm


  2. Raspberry
    June 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    what a disappointment. Bayonetta 3, i still hold hope for you.

  3. Ben (Broken)
    Ben (Broken)
    June 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Devastator is BACK!

  4. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 13, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I want this to be good but I don’t have high hopes. I mean, Korra was fine, but that was a $15 download only game. This is presumably a full retail title, and most people (myself included) hold it to higher standards.

    If this is as good as Metal Gear Rising or Vanquish then consider me excited. But for now I’m afraid it’ll be on par with the merely okay Korra game, but without the lowered price tag to match.

  5. Nagato
    June 13, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Metal Gear Rising was also a full retail licensed title.

  6. deadeye
    June 13, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I’d really wait for more details as you’re making a whole lot of assumptions. Specifically, who is directing the game, what the price is, and how long it’s been in development.

  7. MusouTensei
    June 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Wow, that’s… wow, I’m speechless, Activision is abusing Platinum for their license games.

  8. deadeye
    June 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    How exactly is this abuse?

    Activision wants to make some third person action games, so they pay Platinum to do so, as they consider them to be the most competent developers to do so.

    I dunno, If I was them, I’d be pretty happy to be actively sought after, rather than trying to peddle their games to publishers. They specialize in such a niche genre that makes very little money, so any work is a good thing.

    Plus, look at those visuals. You don’t make visuals that look that fantastic unless you love what you’re doing. Clearly Platinum is not being abused.

  9. Wombat
    June 13, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Korra was definitely a low-budget title, which explains the lack of polish compared to stuff like MGR, Bayonetta and Vanquish.

    If we’re lucky Activision actually gave Platinum actual money to make this, so we might actually get a solid Platinum-quality game. I’m pretty excited to see more of this game.

  10. RetroGamer
    June 13, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Can’t say if the game will be good or not, but I can say that I love the art. Looks like the transformers that I knew and loved as a kid.

  11. Fenrir007
    June 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Hmm, interesting. I hope they have more than a ramen’s budget for this title.

  12. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    June 13, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    While Korra left me hollow, it was a fine game to pass the time with. If Platinum can do that to this title, then great. But I want it to be something more than just a popcorn-release title.

  13. Mr0303
    June 13, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I would’ve liked Vanquish 2 better. I heard their other licensed Activision game wasn’t great, so we’ll see.

  14. buddyluv324
    June 14, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Hmm I dunno. Whenever I see the name “Activision” slapped on a title, I tend to cringe. Korra was a decent game thankfully, but given that Activision is a big game publishing company you would think they would fork over more money towards development than they did when they released Korra.

  15. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    June 14, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Looks fucking beautiful

  16. DanTheMan
    June 14, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I can’t recall the last time a Japanese developer attempted to make their own version of a western franchise, least of all something like Transformers. I’m very curious to see how this one pans out.

  17. sunny
    June 14, 2015 at 8:04 am

    As multi platform

  18. ironexe
    June 14, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    This looks gorgeous.
    I can’t wait to see more.

  19. DariusQ
    June 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    They had me at Platinum. Including the original VAs is just icing on the cake.

  20. zack 565v3
    zack 565v3
    June 15, 2015 at 3:58 am


  21. sunny
    June 15, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Yes. It’s a waste to just stay on Wii U which no one wants.