The Jagex game development and marketing team will be on hand at the convention to speak to visitors about the new MMO, slated for release in 2012, on experiential TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE stand – number 522.
At the TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE MMO stand fans will get a unique experience as they pass through the enclosed stand at Comic Con. They will have the chance to pledge their allegiance to either the AUTOBOT or DECEPTICON faction, customise their very own TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER and even have their photograph taken alongside their creation in the interactive journey.
Fans interaction with the game won’t stop there; while the customisation presented at Comic Con will offer fans a taste of what is to come within the game, Jagex today revealed that visitors to the stand will also have the chance to make their mark on the game by offering them the chance to influence the naming of both the AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON factions in one of the game’s player classes.
For the duration of the convention, visitors to the TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE MMO stand, along with followers of the game’s Facebook profile (www.facebook.com/transformersuniverse), will be able to vote on a number of pre-assigned names for each of the factions within a class, but in a bold move by Jagex, fans also have the chance to offer their own recommendation for the AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON factions. Voting will begin when the show opens its doors at 4.00pm EDT Thursday October 13 to 5.00pm EDT Sunday October 16.
Running in parallel to the activity at Comic Con, a similar community vote will take place exclusively on MMORPG.com to name the AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON in a second in-game class. Voting will open at 4.00pm EDT Thursday October 13 and run until to 5.00pm EDT Sunday October 16. Fans wishing to cast their vote should visitwww.mmorpg.com/transformers_universe_poll.cfm
The most popular name from each vote will be revealed shortly after the voting closes.
Visitors who pass through the enclosed stand will also be some of the first to view footage showing what the browser based MMO will look like, experience the graphical style and direction and be able to see firsthand how the Jagex development team is working with Hasbro to create the look and feel of the game through live concept art and animation demonstrations.