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Fall of Cybertron Metroplex Revealed, Escalation Returns

Posted on 06-03-2012 at 03:21 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
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Ahead of E3, an early copy of the next edition of Gameinformer has stolen the thunder of High Moon Studios big E3 reveal for Fall of Cybertron, Metroplex. The big dude is shown in a screencap attached to the magazine's latest coverage of Fall of Cybertron and as you can see he is very much his original Generation 1 self, reimagined in the Cybertronian style of the War / Fall of Cybertron series. Metroplex is set to play a pivitol role in Transformers Fall of Cybertron, and while from what we have heard so far you may not get to control the titanic Autobot directly, when you play as Optimus Prime you will have the ability to mark targets for Metroplex to deal with. How Metroplex deals with them is half the fun - we have seen him eliminate targets using missile strikes or by closing in to smash them with his mighty fists, depending on the context.

Discuss this new image and the look of Fall of Cybertron Metroplex here. Image credit goes to Foxdie on the Full Metal Hero boards.

But that is not the only news. The article around the image reveals that a fan-favorite element of Transformers War for Cybertron, the Escalation horde mode, is also set to return. Gameinformer reports that they have had a little hands-on time with the new mode, and will have some videos of it up in due course, so that is something to look forward to.

Discuss the return of Escalation in Fall of Cybertron here!
Views: 11,830 / Credit: Mechafire, scoobsterinc of the 2005 Boards!
Lbsammills51
Holy crap.

That's an awfully tiny head though.
TFtoycollector
Looks awsome
seekerblackout
Another unoriginal, boring, blocky-for-the-sake-of-being-blocky FOC design. What a surprise.
Onslaught24
fucking amazing. well, aside from the head of course
Urizen123
High Moon have been pretty much spot on with their character designs so far, but they really fumbled the ball with Metroplex; what in the name of Bonaparte's balls did they do to his head!?

It just seems totally bizarre when the rest of the design is so slavishly faithful to G1 Metroplex!

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Originally Posted by seekerblackout View Post
Another unoriginal, boring, blocky-for-the-sake-of-being-blocky FOC design. What a surprise.
The original Metroplex was basically just a couple of humongous boxes stacked on top of one another. Like it or not, that boxiness is a fundamental part of his design. There's not really any way to rework it and have it still be recognizable as Metroplex.

This is a G1-inspired game, and G1 is the bastion of blockiness. For me, this is a welcome palette cleanser after five years of the LAM franchise, where everything was spindly, chicken-legged, over-complicated and completely devoid of character. It was an interesting novelty for a while, but I'm utterly, utterly tired of that aesthetic. I applaud High Moon for bringing back the chunk. Jolly good show!

The F.N.G.
I have a feeling that he isn't fully transformed. I somehow doubt that would be the final, in-game appearance for Metroplex.
FanimusMaximus


I'm liking this. I'm liking this a lot.
Sinnertwin
I think he looks wicked.
Billzilla
I dig it. I would buy a toy of that. And complain it was too small.
AMG
He looks powerful, love the design.
Sideswipe80
Love it. I love all of HMS designs. Such a great time to be a G1 fan. Is this from a Gameinformer?
Sinnertwin
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Originally Posted by Sideswipe80 View Post
Love it. I love all of HMS designs. Such a great time to be a G1 fan. Is this from a Gameinformer?
I wanna say it's from the new one? But I'm not sure. I do feel kinda bad that High Moon's big E3 character reveal got sniped by a tiny image in a magazine, though.
Prowl
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Originally Posted by seekerblackout View Post
Another unoriginal, boring, blocky-for-the-sake-of-being-blocky FOC design. What a surprise.
Another typical thread member complaining about something otherwise awesome. What a surprise.
seekerblackout
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Originally Posted by Prowl View Post
Another typical thread member complaining about something otherwise awesome. What a surprise.
Opinions may be bad, but I do not feel bad.
Sideswipe80
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Originally Posted by Prowl View Post
Another typical thread member complaining about something otherwise awesome. What a surprise.
I just put them on ignore Prowl. They never bring anything to the table. If this is the new GI I hope I get it in the mail soon.
HeroicC300
Looks like a gameinformer from after E3.

Can't effing wait for it to dig for info on upcoming games I'll want.
G1_Cindersaur
its like the cybertron metroplex mold grew a city from the wizard of oz atop his arms.

?
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by The F.N.G. View Post
I have a feeling that he isn't fully transformed. I somehow doubt that would be the final, in-game appearance for Metroplex.
That's how he looked in the footage I saw, IIRC. Not the best angle on him really - you need to see him in motion to get the real impression of the guy. Looks amazing.
ORIO
The head is so tiny and it looks a little like he has one eye like Shockwave. It's hard to tell.

I absolutely love it though.

Someone here should buy me an X-Box.
NEST SOLDIER
I really hope we get a new toy of Metroplex, because I never owned one as a kid.
Prime Jetscream
Is it bad I'm more interested in what book that pic is in?
General Tekno
Re: the head size, makes sense to me.

One of the easy character design tricks to make giant characters feel giant is to shrink the head size relative to the rest of the body. Very commonly used.
CelticMutt
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Originally Posted by Sideswipe80 View Post
I just put them on ignore Prowl. They never bring anything to the table. If this is the new GI I hope I get it in the mail soon.
Ironic, considering Sideswipe put me and someone else on ignore for pointing out that he was doing the same thing he's complaining about here.
seeker311
Told ya...


Ra88
Yup, I dig it.
Red vs Blue fan
Damn it, I was just about to post this.
Starfire22
That. Is. Awesome.
Driskull98
Bitchin'.
Murasame
What a puny head?
Spiderus Prime
He is Super Awesome.
Geterman
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Originally Posted by seeker311 View Post
Metroplex was said to be in the game when it was first announced. He does look awesome.
Transformed
Can't wait to see the video that shows him off in action. It's a shame he isn't playable
Transbot90210
Looks awesome, aside from that almost non existant head lol
Bountyan
Man that head is so pin sized. Smaller heads can help make the rest of the body look proportionally bigger, but that's just to the point where it looks silly. I'm really not liking most of the designs in this game.
Barricade24
That is a very tiny head. It looks like Shockwave took over his body because it looks like it is Shockwave's head on Metroplex's body.
grimlock1972
Nice, Id love a supreme class toy of it, but I highly doubt there is much chance of that.
TheJackal
bring on the toy!!
Alejandro27
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Originally Posted by TheJackal View Post
bring on the toy!!
And then Bring on the 3rd party company that makes a bigger head
Yggdrasil
I'm sorry but that just looks silly
MechaV
Cosablanca
His head is tiny... Surely they can just increase the size a bit. I hope thats not an end game version... :/ Lol... microcephalic metroplex.
ZacWilliam
Nice to see a pic finally.

I like how G1 he is.

The small head was almost certainly done to make him look more massive, but yeah they could stand to scale that back just a tad.

I want a toy.

I ALSO want a Fortress Maximus skin for him.


-ZacWilliam, though I'd save Max as a character for game 3 and do a whole Headmasters arch with the Exiles' colonies and Nebulos.
SPLIT LIP
How come he doesn't have a head?

Also, he doesn't really look city-sized. Like he looks like a regular sized dude just upscaled. He's got no extra detail or anything to make him look bigger than, say, Optimus.

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Originally Posted by Prowl View Post
Another typical thread member complaining about something otherwise awesome. What a surprise.
Because everyone must share the same opinion as you, of course.
Astronut
Sweet! I'd buy a toy of it

"how dare they make one of the blockiest characters ever look blocky?!?!?"
seekerblackout
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Originally Posted by Astronut View Post
"how dare they make one of the blockiest characters ever look blocky?!?!?"
Because nothing must ever change or possibly improve. I am so sorry that I questioned the high moon gods. I will gift them with the mightiest of fucking awesome Space T-Rexes as an apology.
Ceasar121
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Because nothing must ever change or possibly improve. I am so sorry that I questioned the high moon gods. I will gift them with the mightiest of fucking awesome Space T-Rexes as an apology.
Sarcasm aside, I think people dont appreciate your criticism of it because you're criticizing it for doing/being what its supposed to be.

Like if I bashed a car company because their vehicle STILL uses round tires, or because it was designed to to be driven, instead of flown.

Your critique of it essentially bashed it for looking like Metroplex. After 5 years of movie designs with little to no connection the characters theyre named for, lots of people appreciate HM for saying "screw huge updates. Lets make the characters look like who they are based on" & aside from they head looking tiny, this design is a dead ringer for Metroplex,boxy design and all.

Essentially, youre knocking their work, when what theyve done is bring a faithful update into their world.

Not mention, how would you suggest they update something that changes from a base to a robot? Really interested in how they could change the blocky aspect of him, keep him a base, and still have him be instantly recognized Metroplex.
Astronut
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Originally Posted by seekerblackout View Post
Because nothing must ever change or possibly improve. I am so sorry that I questioned the high moon gods. I will gift them with the mightiest of fucking awesome Space T-Rexes as an apology.
but it HAS changed. It's not nearly as blocky as the G1 toy/character. I'm not loving everything HMS does, the new OP looks really bad in my opinion, but your criticism is like complaining that a seeker looks like a robot that transforms into a jet.
No need for the ridiculous sarcasm.
Crystal Convoy
Where's his head?

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