With a new movie on the horizon, Transformers fever is about to strike again. To really make the most of this Hasbro has joined forces with Rovio to create Angry Birds Transformers.
This partnership means that - like Angry Birds Star Wars - Angry Birds Transformers will be both a game and a toy line.
In keeping with this Hasbro has revealed its line of ‘Telepod’ toys, due for release later this year. These will take a similar path to Activision’s Skylanders series, letting you transport your toys into the game. However, whether Angry Birds Transformers will operate using similar near field communication technology and if it will require an additional peripheral to transport your toys into the game remains to be seen.
While we know about the toys, there are as yet no details about the game. Though the smart money would be on more physics smashing puzzles, the franchise's recent forays into kart racing and RPGs mean we could be in for a surprise.
We will be keeping a close eye on the Angry Bird Transformers official website for more information, and in the hope of catching a glimpse of some Bumblebird or Starsqueal concept art.