We recently brought you an early look at Machinima and Hasbro’s new digital-first animated series, Transformers: Combiner Wars, along with the promise that a new preview series would be soon in coming. That time is now since the first episode of the “Prelude to Transformers: Combiner Wars” is now available. Centering on Optimus Prime and revealing the state of Cybertron, this is the first of four episodes told from different point of view with the aim of bringing viewers up to speed.
It’s worth mentioning that this preview episode is not indicative of the animation or style of the Transformers: Combiner Wars series, but plays more like a motion comic. That makes the experience of watching Optimus Prime square off against Megatron one last time all the more enjoyable when you know that the new series will be animated in a more traditional, fluid manner. The full, eight-episode, 3D-animated series will be debuting on go90 in the U.S. on August 2nd; more info to come for international viewers.
Watch the first installment of Prelude to Transformers Combiner Wars below:
Optimus Prime, the former leader of the Autobots, reflects on the great war and how it finally ended with a duel between him and the mighty Megatron.
You can expect new installments of the Prelude series each Tuesday over the next few weeks, leading up to the Transformers: Combiner Wars debut on August 2nd. Here’s a look at dates and synopses:
- July 5th – Victorion, a Combiner born from the magic of the ‘Enigma of Combination’, describes her anger with this new state of affairs and proclaims her intention to save the Transformers galaxy from the chaos created in the aftermath of disbanding the Autobots and Decepticons.
- July 12th- Starscream, no longer the villain we once knew him as, is now a member of a great ‘Council’ along with The Mistress of Flame from the planet Caminus and Rodimus Prime. The burden of responsibility is heavy on the three due to the destruction and loss of life from the ongoing Combiner Wars.
- July 19th – Windblade, once an official ‘City Speaker’ to the gigantic ‘Titans’ is tired of the bureaucratic non-action of the Council, who seem to sit idly while her people and her cities on Caminus perish. She decides that the only way to end the Combiner Wars is to take matters into her own vengeful hands.
Check out some new images from the prelude and the upcoming series below: