Forbes and mobile gaming related sites are reporting
that Angry Birds: Transformers
is now available for download in New Zealand
set to follow soon afterwards.
This release is a "Soft Launch
"; a growing trend where apps are released earlier than their worldwide release dates for publicity and testing purposes.
users are the only users who can download it early, if they are living in the above mentioned countries. Download link: iTunes
Forbes had this to say: "The game starts with Optimus Prime (Red) and Bumblebee (Chuck) as they fight against the Eggbots created by Eggspark. During play, you tap the screen to shoot different targets and power up your transformation and special powers.
This builds on the kart racing of Angry Birds Go!, role-play action of Angry Birds Epic and the most recent projectile play in Angry Birds Stella. Adding this new mechanic may attract a new set of players to the franchise, as well as long in the tooth Transformers fans.
This is where Hasbro
comes in: "The game makes use of toys to unlock additional characters by placing them over the camera of the tablet or smartphone device. It’s the kind of approach popularized by Skylanders (and more recently Disney Infinity) and should make the game popular with children."
Family Game TV has released a video of the first 25 minutes
of the game. The gameplay footage reveals that this game is more of a Rail Shooter
than an Endless Runner. Check it out, after the jump.