We don’t like to be the kind of people known for saying “We told you so,” but we also don’t mind doing it if we were telling you about something potentially awesome like Transformers: Forged to Fight.
Back in August, we picked up the scent of what looked like a Transformers fighting game on the way from Kabam. It made perfect sense, as the company has plenty of experience working with high-profile IPs, and has perhaps the best mobile fighting game out there in Marvel Contest of Champions.
Lo and behold, sometimes those early bread crumbs lead to the real thing. Kabam has indeed announced Transformers: Forged to Fight, which is headed to soft launch soon with an eye on a spring 2017 worldwide release. It’s being described as an “action-fighting” game with RPG elements, which suggests something a lot like the way Contest of Champions characters can be leveled up and unlock new abilities as they advance. Kabam Vancouver, the studio behind the Marvel fighting game, will lead the way on this one as well.
The trailer shows off some attention-grabbing visuals and the use of both robot and vehicle forms in battle. That can be tricky for any Transformers game but appears to be a natural part of the gameplay in this case.
Even more exciting is the idea that bots from throughout the franchise’s rich history will be present, as the press release announcing the game suggested that the animated series, movies, comic books and toy lines would all contribute to the character roster thanks to close partnership with Hasbro.
“TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight embraces the best that the Transformers brand has to offer, allowing players to collect the most memorable Autobots and Decepticons from every era of the brand’s thirty-plus year history,” Hasbro Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development Mark Blecher said in a press release. “We’re excited to work with Kabam to bring this unique mobile game to life, and think fans will be thrilled with the final product.”
So yeah, we told you so, and we’re not even a little ashamed about it. Now we just have to hope that the “select territories” mentioned for the beta period include Canada, so we can get our hands on it as quickly as possible.