Activision announced that accomplished voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, who were the original voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron in the Transformers animated series, are reprising the roles for Transformers: The Game. The interactive title is developed under license from HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro Inc., and is set for release in conjunction with the July 4 theatrical debut of DreamWorks Pictures’ and Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated Transformers movie.
‘As Transformers fans, we knew the importance of having the well-known voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron in the game,’ says Laird Malamed, head of production at Activision. ‘Peter and Frank’s signature voices bring the characters to life and will immerse a whole new generation of enthusiasts in the epic battle between the Autobots and Decepticons.’
Based on the popular ’80s cartoon show and upcoming live-action/CG feature about towering robots that disguise themselves as vehicles, Transformers: The Game lets players choose to protect the Earth as Autobots or destroy it as the evil Decepticons. In addition to Optimus Prime and Megatron, playable characters include Bumblebee and Barricade, among others.
Rated ‘T’ for Teen, the game is currently in development at Traveller’s Tales for Xbox 360 PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii and PC. A PSP version is being developed by Savage Ent., and two unique games for Nintendo DS, Transformers: Autobots and Transformers: Decepticons, are being developed by Vicarious Visions. For more information, go to http://www.transformersgame.com/.