Atari has plans to bring a hugely successful Hasbro toyline and equally popular Cartoon Network television series to PlayStation2 with Transformers Armada: Prelude To Energon. The third person, 3D action/adventure game is being developed by Atari’s Melbourne House.
In Transformers Armada : Prelude To Energon, players assume the role of one of three Autobots and control the character’s every move and decision. The massive robots can explore numerous 3D environments on foot or convert to vehicle mode for high-speed maneuvering as they battle Decepticon forces with an arsenal of weapons including cluster rockets, homing missiles and vortex cannons.
Now, Transformers characters are also armed with the ability to evolve as players collect different types of Mini-Con robots that power-up character’s abilities. Mini-Cons can make ordinary Transformers extremely powerful and are desired by both the Autobots and Decepticons. The ultimate goal is to free the Mini-Con race, battle to defeat Megatron warrior and his evil army of Decepticlones and save the Earth from destruction.
Transformers Armada: Prelude To Energon will be available in Spring 2004 for the suggested retail price of $49.95.