Activision has announced that fans who buy the TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON videogame at any K-Mart or Sears retail location nationwide will receive a free, exclusive collectible TRANSFORMERS comic book.
The comic book is set before the events of the videogame and tells the story of how the bitter hostility between Optimus Prime and Megatron all started. It is illustrated by the legendary Don Figueroa, lead artist of the seminal TRANSFORMERS ongoing series, and written by Alexander Irvine, author of the upcoming book Transformers: Exodus: The Official History of the War for Cybertron, two of the biggest names in TRANSFORMERS comics.
The TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON videogame challenges players to become the ultimate weapon as a TRANSFORMERS character in the final, epic war that will determine the survival of their entire race. Armed with a diverse arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and the ability to instantly convert from robot to vehicle at any time, players will engage in heart-pounding battles on land and in the air in this gripping, 3rd person action shooter set in the TRANSFORMERS’ war-ravaged homeland. Complete with several multiplayer modes, TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON allows gamers to play through story missions with their friends in drop in/drop out online co-op, and also create their own TRANSFORMERS character for competitive head-to-head multiplayer modes, choosing among four distinct character classes, personalizing its look and selecting from a huge variety of weapons, skills and abilities.
The game hits store shelves on June 22, 2010.