Paper Toss developer Backflip and UK studio Space Ape have released a new game based on Hasbro's lucrative Transformers IP.
Transformers: Earth Wars follows the Clash of Clans formula but injects a big dose of Autobots and Decepticons. A host of familiar faces feature, including Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Wheeljack, Jetfire and Devastator, to name but a few.
The free-to-play release also boasts the voices of long-term voice actors Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) and Frank Weller (Megatron).
The designs of the bots seem largely original, although fans of the brand will recognise some of the influences – Megatron and Breakdown, for instance, use models sourced almost directly from the outgoing Combiner Wars toy line. Optimus Prime, meanwhile, looks like a new design whereas Grimlock looks quite faithful to his G1 self.
The Transformers franchise is one of the most iconic in the world, so it is exciting to include these characters in such a compelling mobile gaming experience,” Backflip CEO Julian Farrior said.
We are thrilled to partner with Hasbro and Space Ape Games to launch Transformers: Earth Wars and think that Transformers fans are going to love teaming up with their favorite Autobots or Decepticons in these highly engaging mobile battles.”
Hasbro's senior VP of digital gaming and corporate development Mark Blecher added: "Transformers: Earth Wars offers players an engaging storyline and incredible gameplay experience. The game harnesses the unique strengths and abilities of hundreds of characters from Transformers lore, which really helps it to stand above existing real-time combat strategy games and delivers on the Transformers promise of More than Meets the Eye.”