Today, at the American International Toy Fair in New York, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark got its big reveal. Yes, this is apparently the sequel to High Moon Studios' Cybertron series, but before you get too excited, note that High Moon isn't working on Rise of the Dark Spark. Instead, Activision has developer Edge of Reality on the project, and the game will supposedly merge the Cybertron games universe with that of the Michael Bay Transformers movies.
Take that all in for a second. Edge of Reality previously worked on the Mass Effect Trilogy and Dragon Age: Origins. Now, they're the ones who will develop Rise of the Dark Spark, now that High Moon Studios is out of the picture. Speaking to Examiner.com, an Activision rep explained that the game will serve as a means of "marrying two different universes, the Tranformers Cybertron universe and the Michael Bay Transformers universe." As such, Rise of the Dark Spark's release with coincide with that of the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie.
Previously, Activision released a separate line of games for the movies, while High Moon Studios developed War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron separately, in a series that was tied more closely to the classic G1 series. After-game credits even featured original music from Stan Bush. So much for that.
Anyway, here is the reveal trailer. It pretty much confirms that the Transformers are heading to Earth, as hinted at in Fall of Cybertron. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will be released some time this year for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, 3DS, and PC.