Niantic and Hasbro have partnered to announce a brand new sport known as Transformers: Heavy Metallic. This real-world cell AR sport seems to be to satiate all Transformers followers, letting them staff up with the likes of Bumblebee and the Autobots to save lots of the world from Decepticons. The Transformers franchise was an enormous deal within the mid-80s and the robots are remembered even at this time. Niantic has been working with Seattle-based Very Very Spaceship as the event studio. The sport maker is chargeable for big-league titles like Pokemon Go and Ingress.
Government Producer of Niantic, Phil Hong announced the brand new Transformers: Heavy Metallic cell sport in a weblog publish, saying the sport will enter tender launch in choose international locations quickly, and world launch is deliberate for later this yr. The corporate is taking registrations of curiosity for the sport on the Transformers: Heavy Metallic official site, and this can allow customers to get notified when the beta app will launch of their area. Niantic has supplied no actual timeline for the beta launch and hasn’t detailed which international locations will doubtless get it first.
“Transformers is the proper franchise for AR. Battling and interacting with large robots in the true world is a tremendous expertise,” stated John Hanke, CEO of Niantic in a statement. “We wish to reside as much as the excessive expectations of Transformers followers all over the world and produce them a sport in contrast to something they’ve performed earlier than.”
The Verge has shared screenshots of what the Transformers: Heavy Metallic sport will appear to be in your telephone. Gamers will be a part of the Guardian Community – a gaggle of people – which have teamed up with autobots like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee to battle in opposition to Decepticons. ‘As a Guardian, gamers will uncover hidden areas throughout Earth to seek out assets and battle Decepticons in turn-based battles, both solo or with associates,’ Niantic is cited to say.
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