I am a complete sucker for anything and everything with the Transformers name on it. The latest cartoon series, Transformers Prime, might look like it takes cues from Michael Bay’s bastardization of the property, but it has a lot of great ideas and strong character development. It also doesn’t hurt that Peter Cullen and Frank Welker have stepped back in to reprise their roles as Optimus Prime and Megatron.
It seems the hook of the Transformers Prime game for Wii U is rivalries. Optimus versus Megatron, Arcee versus Airachnid and Bulkhead versus Starscream are just a few of the battles we can expect. I’ve got my eye on this one, and fingers are crossed that developer NowPro (who has done a number of titles, but nothing terribly notable) can pull off a faithful and fun experience. There is a lot of potential for a Transformers game that makes use of the Wii U gamepad. Let’s hope we see some of that innovation in action.
Transformers Prime arrives on Wii U on November 18, the system’s launch day.