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Transformers Universe MMORPG Teaser Movie, Looks Mighty Epic

By Peter Van on Wednesday, August 03, 2011



Updated: Game Informer has posted new images from Jagex showing off characters and game stills. Check them out in the gallery.

Jagex has released a new teaser movie of their upcoming massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Transformers Universe which shows off some mightily epic footage.

The video, while calm with classic music in the background, shows off the blue Decepticon fighter that we saw at BotCon as a cardboard cut-out transforming from his vehicle to robot mode.

Throughout the video, we see a setting where "it's time to choose sides to team up to wage war online."

The browser-based game is set for a 2012 release.

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