Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark gets gameplay footage

Activision and Hasbro have released a new trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, which hits stores next week on June 24:

Activision had this to say about the new title:

Serving as a follow-up to both the upcoming "Transformers" live-action film and Activision's Transformers: War for Cybertron and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron titles, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark jumps worlds and factions as it weaves the tale of the hunt for an ancient relic as powerful as the Matrix of Leadership the Dark Spark. Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons throughout the single-player campaign. Similar to High Moon Studios' "Cybertron" entries in the highly-regarded series, gameplay features nimble, fast-paced running-and-gunning combat paired with traversal and vehicle action across open battlefields for large-scale, dynamic conflicts.

The game will feature over 40 playable characters and will launch on June 24 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC from developer Edge of Reality. A 3DS version is also planned from WayForward.

Over 40 playable characters?! Oof.

War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron were both surprisingly solid games. Hopefully Rise of the Dark Spark will continue that tradition.