Pokémon Go's Niantic Announces Transformers: Heavy Metal Real-World AR Mobile Game
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Niantic (Pokémon GO) announced on Monday that it is partnering with Hasbro and TOMY to launch a new real-world AR mobile game based on the Transformers franchise titled Transformers: Heavy Metal. Seattle-based Very Very Spaceship is developing the game for iOS and Android devices. The game will have a soft launch in select countries soon, and the companies are planning a global launch for later this year.
In the game, players will join the Guardian Network, a group of humans who work with the Autobots to battle the Decepticons. As Guardians, players uncover hidden regions across the real world to find resources and fight Decepticons in turn-based battles, either solo or with friends.
Phil Hong is the game's executive producer.
Netflix will launch the third installment in Hasbro's CG-animated Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy series titled Kingdom on July 29. Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege debuted on Netflix in July 2020, and Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise debuted on Netflix in December 2020.