Transformers: Dark of the Moon Box Art

This game was released on June 14, 2011 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

Transformers: DotM is an upcoming third-person shooter from High Moon Studios, the people who brought us the well-received War for Cybertron last year. The game is a tie-in for the movie of the same name that opens in theaters on July 1st. It is set right before the events in the film, and offers 18 missions in various locations on Earth, ranging from jungles to urban environments and military bases.

The gameplay of Transformers: Dark of the Moon should be similar to that of War for Cybertron: a 3rd-person shooter where players can switch between robot and vehicle forms and use different weapons depending on their class. Perhaps the biggest addition is the new Stealth Mode – a hybrid form that gives you access to the impressive firepower of the robot weapons without sacrificing your speed.

Pre-order bonuses

Activision, the publisher of the game, is giving the fans of the franchise plenty of reasons to reserve a copy of DotM in advance. Here are the retailers that are offering exclusive bonuses for those who preorder Transformers: Dark of the Moon before the release date:

  • Amazon: $10 store credit & a playable multiplayer Ratchet character.
  • GameStop: playable multiplayer Sideswipe character.
  • BestBuy: free movie ticket upgrade to 3D. Please note that this is NOT a pre-order bonus, but rather a launch bonus, supposedly available on the release day.

Those interested in Nintendo Wii, 3DS and DS versions of the game will get more tangible bonuses: a Bumblebee or Lockdown transformer toy, depending on which version they pre-order. Full list of incentives for the Nintendo platforms can be found on TW2005.

Dark of the Moon game trailer

You can watch the trailer for the Transformers: DotM video game below. It contains some gameplay footage with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and other familiar characters.

Dark of the Moon will be released in the US on June 14th, 2011. The official website of the game can be found at, although it doesn’t have anything to offer besides a teaser trailer at this point.

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