Why should you care about yet another animated Transformer series? Because this one, a collaboration between Machinima and Hasbro is aimed towards a more adult audience. Fans of the 80’s Generation 1 series, specifically those who have been disappointed by Michael Bay’s multiple live action debacles, now have something to look forward to! The promos leading up to this web-series promise a darker and more mature storyline that will draw from, and add to, the classic lore.
Available only online at Go90, “Combiner Wars” premieres August 2nd, 2016.
Taking place 40 years after the great war on Earth, the eight episode digital series introduces new lore and all-new characters that, combined with the characters fans have known for decades, will bring the Transformers storytelling in a new direction. The Autobots and Decepticons have disbanded and returned to Cybertron. With the days of Optimus Prime and Megatron over, Cybertron is now ruled by a triumvirate. However, an ancient technology has enabled a new threat, the power for multiple Transformers to combine into one massive, dangerous form: Combiners. Who will stand-up to this threat to ensure that the fragile peace that was 4 million years in the making remains?