Transformers Heavy Metal: Niantic and Hasbro team up to announce the new AR mobile game

Get ready to join the Guardian network!

Niantic, Hasbro, and TOMY Company have teamed up and announced the Transformers: Heavy Metal, an augmented-reality game that brings Optimus Prime and Bumblebee to life in the real world through the Niantic Lightship platform. Lightship is Niantic’s planet-scale AR platform that regulates the standard for AR. Also, with that, it brings real-time 3D mapping and multiplayer social experiences for the players. With Niantic Lightship ARDK, developers can build their own AR worlds and experiences using tools that supports location, environmental context, and shared multiplayer views.

Transformers is the perfect franchise for AR. Battling and interacting with giant robots in the real world is an amazing experience, We want to live up to the high expectations of Transformers fans around the world and bring them a game, unlike anything they’ve played before.

John Hanke, CEO of Niantic

Join the Guardian network in Transformers: Heavy Metal

Transformers: Heavy Metal announced
Fight out the Decepticons in turn-based battles

In Transformers: Heavy Metal, players will join the Guardian Network. This is a group of humans who have banded together with the Autobots in a war against the Decepticons. As a Guardian, players will set onto reveal hidden regions across Earth to find resources and battle Decepticons in turn-based battles. These battles or matches can be either solo or can be with friends.

Transformers: Heavy Metal will release globally later this year

With a planned global launch later this year, Transformers: Heavy Metal will enter a soft launch in selected markets soon. TOMY is Niantic’s partner for the release in Japan. Moreover, Seattle-based Very Very Spaceship is leading the development of the game. Furthermore, here are some of the FAQs regarding this upcoming AR mobile game

1. When will the game become available in your area

As said above, Transformers: Heavy Metal will enter a soft launch, and the beta will be available to test in select markets soon. To find out when the app will roll out and be available in your country, register your email address on the official website to receive updates.

2. Which email should you use to pre-register

Register an email address you would like to receive emails from Transformers: Heavy Metal. You will receive updates about the game and availability in your country.

3. What to do if you received an error when registering your email

Some devices and their native web browsers may encounter issues during registration. Try using another device or web browser if you are receiving an error message.

Moreover, to stay updated about the game and to pre-register for the game, you can visit the official website of the game.

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