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Transformers to get their own MMO game

Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the rest are getting their own online world. Transformers

Hasbro and Runescape developer Jagex have announced plans to create a massively multiplayer game based on the popular 80s toy line and cartoon series. Unlike recent single-player games published by Activision, though, this will have nothing to do with director Michael Bay’s 2007 cinematic reboot of the series.

Details are sparse right now beyond the target date. Jagex says the game will be “action-packed” (duh) – implying a never-ending war between players taking sides among the Autobots and Decepticons.

The Transformers first appeared in stores in 1984 and blasted almost immediately onto the pop culture scene via a Saturday morning syndicated cartoon series that ran for four years. The cartoon resurfaced in the mid 1990s, when Hasbro rebroadcast the original series with a flashy computer-generated title sequence. They’ve had a gaming presence since the days of the Commodore 64. 

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