During a presentation at MIP Digital Fronts yesterday, Machinima unveiled the first poster for Transformers: Combiner Wars, the upcoming eight-episode animated series which is set to launch in July.
“Transformers isn’t just a franchise, it’s a global phenomenon; the ultimate passion platform for over 30 years,” said Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein. “There are over 10 billion views of Transformers-related content on YouTube and the four theatrical movies have grossed over $3.7 billion dollars in global box office. At Machinima, we are honored that Hasbro has chosen us to bring the next phase of this beloved passion platform to the world.”
Taking place 40 years after the great war on Earth, Transformers: Combiner Wars introduces new lore and all-new characters that, combined with the characters fans have known for decades, will bring the Transformers storytelling in a new direction.
The Autobots and Decepticons have disbanded and returned to Cybertron. With the days of Optimus Prime and Megatron over, Cybertron is now ruled by a triumvirate. However, an ancient technology has enabled a new threat, the power for multiple Transformers to combine into one massive, dangerous form: Combiners. Who will stand-up to this threat to ensure that the fragile peace that was 4 million years in the making remains?
Transformers: Combiner Wars is the first Transformers animated series aimed at an adult audience, and is set to premiere in July.