Fall of Cybertron retro Optimus Prime

According to an image found on some versions of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron’s instruction manual, which fans have posted on the official Facebook page, the game will receive a trio of downloadable content packs over the next two months.

The image (seen below in full), which seems to only appear on copies of the manual accompanying the European version of the game, shows a list of three DLC packs and their respective release dates.

Astute gamers who have already picked up their copies (or who have decided to browse a game’s DLC without purchasing it, for some reason) will notice that the first collection, the Havok Pack, is already available for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It gives players access to five iconic Transformers characters for use in the multiplayer mode: Ultra Magnus, Zeta Prime, Wheeljack, Blast Off, and Perceptor. If you’re not nerdy enough to recognize those names, all you need to know is that they’re all robots that can turn into either a car, a spaceship, or a…microscope (in the original cartoon, at least).


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The second pack, dubbed Dinobot Destructor, will evidently be available on September 11 and unlocks the Dinobots for multiplayer. Again, if that means nothing to you, the Dinobots are robots that turn into dinosaurs. They are so awesome.

The interesting thing about the third pack, which is due on September 25 and is called Massive Fury, is that — in addition to more multiplayer characters — it contains the “retro” Optimus Prime and Bruticus skins that were previously only available to those who preordered the game from GameStop and Amazon, respectively. It’s unclear whether or not this means people who already own the preorder bonuses will need to purchase them again to get the other characters, but the Havok Pack is also available piecemeal, so odds are good that Transformers fans won’t be forced to double-dip.

We’ve reached out to publisher Activision for more information, including details on price and dates, but have not heard back at this time.

Fall of CYbertron DLC