E3 is continuing in Los Angeles, meaning that the assault of information for Transformers Fall of Cybertron continues as well, including information on Escalation, the length of the game, and the possibility of more giant robots.
ESCALATION IS BACK
In an image of an upcoming issue of Game Informer, we learned
that Escalation will return in this game, and IGN
and Game Informer
both have some additional information on the mode.
Escalation pits up to four players against continuous waves of enemies in increasing difficulty until all players are defeated.
As detailed by IGN , one of the upgrades is "Loot Tube;" available at least once in every new room, the cylinder may contain new guns, a shield force field, or a turret that helps to destroy the 15 waves of robots that are trying to come and take you out.
PAY OUT THE NOSE
Another way is to upgrade, which is similar to the Zombie Mode in Call of Duty, where players can spend a hefty amount of the collected Energon to upgrade their entire team with enhanced weapons.
COMMUNITY POT TO CALL A GUNSHIP
There are other options, too, including all players contributing some cash to call for a gunship. Just like in Call of Duty when calling for air support, this handy weapon will patrol the map and wipe out any enemies in a given amount of time.
Game Informer has a video of the Escalation mode in action while using the newly-redesigned Megatron along with an interview with Game Director Matt "Tieg" Tieger. Unfortunately, we learned in this video as well that hunting for ammo will return.
MORE BIG BOTS ON THE WAY
During a question and answer session moderated by the Playstation Blog, Mr Tieger revealed that High Moon is not done discussing "Big Bots." Bruticus and Metroplex have been well-received, he writes, but teases that "we have not discussed all of them yet."
Mr. Tieger also provided additional information about the game and they are summarized here:
The Generation 1 Optimus Prime that is a Game Stop pre-order bonus is not just a simple reskin, but is a completely new design. Hasbro has confirmed an Ultra Magnus toy based on the Fall of Cybertron game, and that "could be a hint about his role in game." The Fall of Cybertron single player campaign will be longer than War for Cybertron's version, mixing Autobot and Decepticon campaigns.
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