Transformers: Dark of the Moon- Stealth Force Edition Interview
Robots in disguise meet Twisted Metal in Activision's risky shooter.
This summer marks the release of the next Transformers movie, Dark of the Moon, and once again, Activision plans to release a video game.
That said, the company took a bold risk with the 3DS version, dubbed Stealth Force Edition. Instead of featuring hulking robots blasting each other to smithereens, the publisher and developers at Behaviour chose to focus on vehicular combat, where you explore a variety of locales at high speeds and destroy the opposition with high-powered weapons.
Risky? Quite, especially with fans that love the concept of transforming into heroes like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.
To learn more about this ambitious game, we spoke with Dominick Meissner, Creative Director at Behaviour Interactive.
How does the game make use of the 3DS capabilities?
Our primary focus was on our new 3DS engine and pushing the limit of what we could achieve on the new machine. So unfortunately, we did not get the opportunity to explore StreetPass or any AR functions for this title, but we are looking forward to using them in the future.
Critics complain that the portable Transformers games don't play like the console titles. How does this game match the console experience or separate itself?
Funny you say that, it was actually our ambition from the start to provide and identical experience on the 3DS as on the Wii. The 3DS is so much more powerful than the DS, so it made this possible.
How does multiplayer work on the 3DS version? Is there online play?
We do not feature multiplayer in the 3DS this time around.
How does the title "Stealth Force Edition" factor into the gameplay?
"Stealth Force Edition" is focused exclusively on the new Stealth Force form and is a vehicular combat game. This is a unique new experience in the Transformers universe and we hope you enjoy it!
How many characters are in the game? Will you release DLC for the 3DS version?
There are seven playable characters, four Autobots and three Decepticons.
Unfortunately, there is no DLC planned for the 3DS version.