From the toylines to the movies, to the TV shows, everyone’s getting a bit feral in the world of Transformers—and the final chapter of Rooster Teeth’s animated take on the conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons over their homeworld is no exception. If Transformer fans wanted some Beast Wars nostalgia, they are about to get a whole serving of it!
Revealed through Collider today, the first look at the incredibly clunkily-titled Transformers: War for Cybertron—Kingdom builds off of the revelation in the final moments of the equally incredibly clunkily-titled Transformers: War for Cybertron—Earthrise. At the end of the last chapter, Megatron’s forces had finally caught up with the fleeing Autobot remnants, as the Decepticon leader and Optimus Prime fought over the Matrix of Leadership—only for their ships to crash land on the surface of an alien world… that we recognise very much as a primal Earth. Except, this is Transformers, a franchise about robots being in disguise as other things, so the true revelation wasn’t that our giant mechanical heroes were on earth, but they were being watched by a velociraptor that was very much not a real velociraptor, and actually a Dinobot of beloved ‘90s re-imagining Beast Wars.
Now the Autobots must team up with the Maximals to confront the Decepticons, who have joined forces with the Predacons, in the race to find the missing AllSpark. However, the Predacons are in control of the Golden Disk, a mysterious artifact that has a personal connection to Megatron and gives him an untold advantage over his enemy, Optimus Prime. Which faction will triumph in the final battle that will decide the fate of Cybertron’s future?
The beast wars begin when Transformers: War for Cybertron—Kingdom hits the streamer on July 29.