How Dinobots Came to 'Transformers: Fall of Cybertron'

Grimlock and his Dinobot pals are coming to Cybertron — before the Transformers came to Earth. It’s a major plot point in the upcoming game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. To answer us fans regarding how this can be possible, High Moon Studios has released a new video that provides a full explanation.

It’s a bit complicated, involving Shockwave, “the mad scientist of the Decepticons,” discovering dinosaurs wandering primordial Earth while scanning for other life in the universe. The video explains it far better than I can.

Even better than the story of how the Dinobots are born on Cybertron is the in-game footage of Grimlock and his buddies in action. It looks pretty killer to play as a big, robot T-Rex, stomping around Cybertron and swinging that big tail around to flatten his enemies.

I’m really impressed to hear of the “super-impassioned speech” that High Moon Studios made to Hasbro to get permission to put the Dinobots in their game. No matter how the game turns out — and right now, all indications point to it being some awesome, destructive fun — you can’t say that its makers aren’t fans. They’re hardcore Transformers fanboys, all the way, and I’d rather have them making a Transformers game than developers who aren’t in love with the property — even if it was the biggest-budget game studio in the world.

Oh, and also: I love the way Grimlock’s sword unfolds.

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Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

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