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  TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS LAUNCHES TODAY ON PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH ™, AND PC DIGITAL
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10/23/2020
 


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London, 23rd October 2020 - Today Hasbro Inc. a global play and entertainment company, Outright Games, the leading worldwide publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment, and UK based developer Coatsink are ready to roll out, as TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS releases on console and PC. This brand-new take on the global blockbuster Transformers franchise puts gamers in control of intense tactical combat and tells an original story for Transformers fans of all ages. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS is out now on Playstation® 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch ™, and PC Digital.

 Check out the galaxy spanning launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/Xs2W7rxSzPo

TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS is an all-new tactical combat game, featuring fan favourite characters from the Transformers franchise including Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Starscream, and Megatron as they battle it out for control of the AllSpark in single-player and co-op gameplay. Combat takes place across an array of diverse levels, including iconic locations such as Central City and Cybertron where players will take command of their squad and fight together to save (or destroy) the galaxy.

Players have the option of purchasing the Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition of the game. The Digital Deluxe Edition contains the base game found in the Standard Edition, alongside bonus character cosmetics, including four new character skin packs and the exclusive CUBE arcade game-mode. CUBE pits the Autobots and Decepticons against one another in one of four ‘capture the cube’ arena environments where they must use their special abilities and battle it out for control of the Cube.

 

Key Features

  • LEAD THE AUTOBOTS – Command Bumblebee, Windblade, Optimus Prime and more heroes in thrilling tactical combat
  • FROM EARTH TO CYBERTRON – Smash and blast across cities, forests, deserts and beyond in explosive missions
  • HONE YOUR SKILLS – Accessible controls and 3 difficulty modes welcome beginners and put seasoned tacticians to the test
  • LOCAL MULTIPLAYER –Team up with a friend or take them on solo in arcade-style games
“We are incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to work with Hasbro and create a new take on this iconic franchise,” says Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games.  “We have grown up with the Transformers Universe and are excited to be involved with the publication of this game.”

“The Transformers franchise has spanned many different forms of entertainment over the years and we’re always excited by a new video game featuring everyone’s favourite bots,” says Mark Blecher, Hasbro SVP Corporate Strategy and Business Affairs. “It’s an incredibly exciting time for the video game industry and we couldn’t be more pleased to launch this new title for fans of all ages to enjoy.”

Transformers, which started life as a toy-line and then TV series in the 1980s, has grown into a beloved global brand spanning generations. The Transformers franchise has produced over 10 independent films and countless video games, continuing to make it a household name.

TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS launches today on PlayStation® 4, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, and PC digital and is available here:

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 About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play and Entertainment Experiences. From toys, games and consumer products to television, movies, digital gaming, live action, music, and virtual reality experiences, Hasbro connects to global audiences by bringing to life great innovations, stories and brands across established and inventive platforms.  Hasbro’s iconic brands include NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. Through its global entertainment studio eOne, Hasbro is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 13 on the 2019 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past nine years. We routinely share important business and brand updates on our Investor Relations website, Newsroom and social channels (@Hasbro on Twitter and Instagram.)

 Find out more:

Website:  transformers.hasbro.com

Instagram: @transformersofficial

Facebook: @transformers

YouTube: youtube.com/transformersofficial

 About Outright Games:

Outright Games is a global video games publisher with a focus on providing quality family entertainment to a worldwide audience. Founded in 2016, Outright Games has established its place in the market delivering engaging interactive games of beloved entertainment licenses globally. Outright Games brings stories and characters to life with titles including favourites such as Jumanji: The Video Game with Sony Pictures, Paw Patrol: On a Roll with Nickelodeon, Ben 10 with Cartoon Network, and Dragons: Dawn of New Risers with NBC Universal. With an Outright Games title there will be fun for all the family to enjoy. For more information please visit: www.outrightgames.com

About Coatsink:

Based in Sunderland UK, Coatsink was founded in 2009 and has developed titles for PC, PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox platforms along with Oculus Quest, Rift, Gear VR, and Microsoft Mixed Reality. Having seen rapid growth over the past couple of years, Coatsink now employs 100 staff allowing the studio to ramp up the number and scale of projects. Coatsink are now cemented as a major player in the UK games development industry with a global event and trade show presence. For more information please visit: https://coatsink.com/