Sometimes, journalists can not be objective. We try always to be fair and balanced, but, well, every now and then something comes along that makes the ten-year-old kid inside of us scream and jump for joy. This is one of those times. So, full disclosure: I am a 27-year-old male with the 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime on full display in my living room. Wedding photos? Nope, needed room for Optimus.
So when I say that the first trailer for High Moon Studios' follow up to the amazing Transformers: War For Cybertron
is incredible, despite containing not one millisecond of gameplay footage, well, I'm biased.
Ladies, gentlemen and your inner child, we knew he would be in the game
, but now feast your eyes on Grimlock:
HOLY CRAP GRIMLOCK IS PLAYABLE IN FALL OF CYBERTRON! HE EVEN TURNS INTO A T-REX! GRIMLOCK SMASH DECEPTICONS!
For those curious as to why Grimlock can turn into a dinosaur on Cybertron, most Transformer nerds are estimating that it is due to Shockwave's experimentation involving organic lifeforms found on Earth during the time of the games. If you consider that both Transformers: War for Cybertron
and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
are considered canon within the timeline of the new Transformers: Prime
cartoon, and add Shockwave's depiction as a cruel mad scientist type that experiments on both Decepticons and captured Autobots, well that explanation makes sense.
However, I don't care, as sometime in 2012 I will get to play as Grimlock.