Machinima's heavily anticipated Transformers: Combiner Wars animated series is coming soon, and to set the stage they are debuting four small prelude episodes over the next few weeks.
The first episode, which launched today, centers around the most iconic Autobot in Transformers lore, Optimus Prime. Once again voiced by Peter Cullen, the former leader of the Autobots recalls how the great war ultimately came to its conclusion, and how the fallout seemingly created a new war.
By the time all four episodes are through, the foundation should be set for the full Combiner Wars series.
Optimus Prime is just the first, with the remaining three including Victorion, Starscream, and Windblade. It's apparent from the small sample that the series is skewing more adult, and that is perfectly fine by me. I couldn't be happier with the tone so far.
You'll be able to view all four episodes of the prelude on YouTube, as well as streaming platform go90.
You can view the full descriptions for all four episodes below.
Optimus Prime, the former leader of the Autobots, reflects on the great war and how it finally ended with a duel between him and the mighty Megatron.
Victorion, a Combiner born from the magic of the 'Enigma of Combination', describes her anger with this new state of affairs and proclaims her intention to save the Transformers galaxy from the chaos created in the aftermath of disbanding the Autobots and Decepticons.
Starscream, no longer the villain we once knew him as, is now a member of a great 'Council' along with The Mistress of Flame from the planet Caminus and Rodimus Prime. The burden of responsibility is heavy on the three due to the destruction and loss of life from the ongoing Combiner Wars.
Windblade, once an official 'City Speaker' to the gigantic 'Titans' is tired of the bureaucratic non-action of the Council, who seem to sit idly while her people and her cities on Caminus perish. She decides that the only way to end the Combiner Wars is to take matters into her own vengeful hands.