A look at “Transformers: 2nd Strike”, the PSP Armada game port that never was
Transformers fans tend to have fond memories of the Playstation 2 Transformers Armada video game, with the constant clamor for a Titan class Tidal Wave almost certainly inspired by that memorable game level.
Much less familiar to fans, is Transformers: 2nd Strike (Rebirth)… because this PSP port of the Playstation 2 game was ultimately canceled. Today, however, thanks to the efforts of a helpful Allspark Discord user, we can find out more about the would-be strategy game port of one of Transformers’ better video games, via a proof-of-concept video.
This is described as follows:
“This is only a pitch or proof of concept. As a result, there is no guarantee that if a PSP port was made, it would follow this gameplay style. When discussions were held about porting Transformers: Armada (PS2) to the PSP, a pitch was submitted which re-imagined the game as a strategy game re-using assets from the PS2 title. Notwithstanding the fact that the PSP lacks a second joystick and trigger buttons, it was thought that a strategy game would fit the system better. Unfortunately, a PSP port never materialized due to Atari selling the Transformers license to Activision shortly after the first Michael Bay Transformers movie was announced. “
And here’s the video!
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