Friday, August 28, 2015

Transformers Devastation Is All About Nostalgia

Transformers: Devastation looks to be the badass offspring of the G1 cartoon series and Devil May Cry. Add to that the original voice actors, and you've got a healthy dose of nostalgia mixed in with a lot of hack and slash combo action. Just check out the latest gameplay trailer and you'll see these Autobots know kung fu!

Alongside Peter Cullen returning to voice Optimus Prime, there's Gregg Berger who does the definitive "Me Grimlock!"

Here's a little Q&A with Gregg.

Michael Bell returns to voice Sideswipe. You may recognize his voice as Duke from G.I.Joe.

Here's a highlight reel of Michael Bell's work.

Chris Latta, the original voice of Wheeljack unfortunately passed away in 1994. You probably know his best as Cobra Commander and Starscream. Not sure who they got to replace Latta, but he sounds pretty good.

And Dan Gilvezan returns to voice Bumblebee. Keen listeners know he's the voice behind Spider-Man on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.

Here's an interview with Dan. I'm surprised to find out he wrote a book titled "Bumblebee & Me."

And to top it off, Frank Welker, the king of voice over work is back to voice Megatron and Soundwave.

Just seeing the original G1 models and hearing those original voices brings back waves of good times for me. So nostalgia and combos. Yeah, that's enough for me to buy this game. Transformers Devastation will hit consoles and PC's on October 6th.

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