Transformers: Battlegrounds Nintendo Switch Review

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As evil MEGATRON closes in on the Allspark, BUMBLEBEE and the Autobots need a new commander

Bandai Namco announced that on October 23rd, 2020, it would release Transformers: Battlegrounds. It is a new video game for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.

At the moment, this game will be published in digital format. The company has announced a trailer in English that summarizes its premise.

It also shows the gameplay of the project. The game has been developed in collaboration between Hasbro, Coatsink, and Outright Games.

Basic Information

Transformers: Battlegrounds is a family-safe action game. Here, we will have to control the famous robots in aerial perspective scenarios.

Its aesthetics are reminiscent of toys and, due to its unique vision. It promises to give an action for all audiences, with visual effects in a pleasant cartoon tone. You can see the first trailer for Transformers: Battlegrounds below:

Transformer: Battlegrounds Gameplay

At the narrative level, Transformers: Battlegrounds will take us to be part of the eternal and legendary war between the Autobots and Decepticons. It is a battle that seems never to end.

This time, the evil Megatron is one step away from getting the Vital Spark. So the Autobots, led by Bumblebee, are in search of a new commander to help save the planet from impending doom.

This is where the action begins. It will take place in multiple settings, from Central City to Cybertron.

Transformers Battlegrounds Gameplay
Transformers Battlegrounds Gameplay

What we like here is you can enjoy the game both solo or in cooperative multiplayer. However, a multiplayer mode seems to be the central axis of the Transformers: Battlegrounds.

Terry Malham, director of Outright Games, wanted to add a few words to the press release announcing Transformers: Battlegrounds:

“The Transformers franchise is timeless and one of the most recognizable in the entertainment world. It is an honor to be able to work with this a beloved universe with these iconic characters to create a new Transformers game for consoles that can be enjoyed as a family, “he said.

Mark Blecher, vice president of corporate and business strategies at Hasbro has done the same. He was praising how innovative Transformers: Battlegrounds is and what this new video game can mean in the robot franchise:

“For us, it is very exciting to be able to bring this epic story closer to the showdown between the Autobots and Decepticons to consoles, so a new generation of fans can enjoy it. “

They promise that throughout this summer we will see more information about Transformers: Battlegrounds.

Transformers Battlegrounds Video Game Screenshot
Transformers Battlegrounds Video Game Screenshot

Transformer: Battlegrounds Featured Characters

Now, let’s talk about the characters you will see inside the game:

Optimus PrimeMegatron
WindbladeNova Storm
WheeljackShadow Striker

1. Optimus Prime

He is the legendary Autobots leader. He has the Decepticons in more fights than you can count with axis and shield in hand.

As obsessively as Megatron tries to accomplish its goal, Optimus is similarly dedicated to stopping him, even at the cost of his life, his world, and his own soldiers, if necessary.

The All-Spark was flung into space at his orders, sending Cybertron to slow death and his inhabitants into a nomadic existence. They have made sacrifices which heavily weigh your fire, but they have to do it because there is no other choice.

He knows Megatron’s ambitions behind the spark. For him, they should never see the daylight.

Lives must be kept free from the threat of Megatron ‘s tyranny. This obsession with Megatron ‘s defeat has taken away Optimus’ original idealism. This has brought cruelty inside his honest and caring personality.

Transformers Video Game Optimus Prime

2. Bumblebee

Bumblebee is a brave soldier standing with his friends. During the war with the Decepticons, the voice box of Bumblebee suffered significant damage.

Then, he forced himself to speak through frequencies he finds on the radio. As one of the henchmen of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee went to Earth in search of the All-Sparks.

It is a huge and powerful artifact that could save the lives of the transformers in Cybertron ‘s homeland. When battling with the Decepticons, Bumblebee managed to locate the boy who owned the glasses holding the compass, Sam Witwicky.

3. Arcee

Arcee is a faithful Optimus Prime team member. She ‘s got an adventurous string with plenty of selfies to record her visits and things she saw.

4. Grimlock

Grimlock is a Cyberverse Continuity Autobot. There is no other Autobot like Grimlock.

He stirs Decepticons with his prodigious dinosaur power. However, this boisterous ‘bot is as eloquent as he’s cheerful, often prepared to take a smart joke or to consider wry, even though he always underestimates his power.

Transformers Battlegrounds Video Game Play
Transformers Battlegrounds Video Game Play

Grimlock is a skilled, motivated fighter with a more physical talent than technical ability, and ready to show his power throughout the battle. If you control Grimlock on your part, you have won yourself a valuable friend and loyal ally.

5. Windblade

Windblade is a cyberverse continuity Camien Autobot.

Windblade is responsible for keeping Bumblebee, her best friend out of trouble. It is not easy now because he has forgotten his earth memory.

Scout Class Windblade is a legend bot. It turns from the robot into a jet in Gerwalk mode. She also has a “Turbine Thrash” Action Attack trick that appears bright blue when triggered.

6. Wheeljack

Wheeljack is important for Autobot. This bot is inventing guns, protection, bombs and everything else you may want to fight against Decepticons.

He is so excited about his job that he blows stuff up occasionally. Finally, he likes to blow up alien devices.

7. Megatron

Justice through tyranny, no other sentence defines megatron. He is the wicked Decepticon dictator who constantly tries to annihilate his greatest rival, Optimus Prime, and the residents of planet Earth.

Megatron has a strong dislike of the poor and has a contempt for the Autobots. He is a power-hungry bot. So, he has no trouble smashing or killing everyone that stands in the way of victory.

Although Megatron was once considered to be Optimus Prime’s “brother,” he betrayed his companions. He trained the Decepticons to take the All-Spark and form a huge army to conquer the galaxy.

Although his motives benefited Cybertron, Megatron was surprised when Optimus threw his last planet’s hope into space. It is an act that has existed for a long time.

Megatron was one of the first transformers to enter Earth in pursuit of the Supreme Spark. However, he was imprisoned by the polar vortex on his arrival.

After millions of years, people discovered his body trapped in the frozen jail on Sector Seven. After his faithful Decepticons were released, the war between the Autobots and Megatron started on planet Earth.

So, are you ready for the game?

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David Porter

David Porter

David writes video game and technical news and reviews


  1. First thing I’ve heard about this game. Transformers: Battlegrounds looks okay but I wish it had a bigger variety of Transformers to play. That could be a dealbreaker for me.

  2. I personally can’t wait for the release of Transformers: Battlegrounds! I loved transformers as a kid.

  3. My actual encounter with this franchise was with my young nephew who is too fond over Transformers. I think I would know what gift to get him then!

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