If PlatinumGames is behind it, it's gonna rock.

Activision Publishing has announced Transformers: Devastation , in development at the studio that gave us such action gems as Bayonetta and Vanquish . Starring the Transformers Generations characters, this is a third-person action/brawler with a beautiful comic book-inspired art style.

Dubbed an "incredibly dynamic, combo-fueled experience," players take to the battlefield as one of five Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack and Grimlock. You will unlock new skills, forge new weapons, and upgrade your characters so you can emerge victorious in your ongoing war with the Decepticons. The story has been inspired by the IDW comic book universe, so it should be pretty good.

Transformers: Devastation is expected to launch for all major platforms later this year.