Hasbro today announced that it has signed an agreement with Jagex Limited to jointly create a new online game based on the Transformers brand. Transformers Online is expected to launch in 2012 in North America, Latin America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia
Jagex are largely known for the company's flagship game, RuneScape, but there are millions of people playing more than 40 online games from the firm.
"Hasbro’s decision to align with Jagex speaks to the quality of their award-winning development and publishing team that boasts an outstanding track record of delivering innovative and fun online games capable of reaching millions of gamers across the globe," said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Gaming and Media at Hasbro. "We are extremely excited to create a dream team that combines TRANSFORMERS brand stewards with Jagex development experts to deliver an epic TRANSFORMERS gaming experience to fans in 2012."
"TRANSFORMERS is one of the most iconic brands in the world and we are delighted to team up with Hasbro in order to bring our shared vision to reality,” said Mark Gerhard, CEO at Jagex Games Studio. "There is a huge appetite for an online TRANSFORMERS game and we will utilize every bit of our development and publishing expertise to deliver a dynamic and action-packed game that TRANSFORMERS fans will find irresistible.”
Transformers Online will be released exclusively for the PC.