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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Hasbro Studios and Machinima teamed up to create a full digital series to provide some historical context before the Combiner Wars.

In this four-part series on Machinima, PRELUDE TO TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS reveals the current state of Cybertron from the distinctive points of view of four main characters—Optimus Prime, Victorion, Starscream and Windblade.

The digital episodes are launched weekly with the first two episodes already out. It is also available on go90 and other social media platforms every Tuesday at 9 a.m. PST.

Here is the episodes breakdown:

1.)    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;

2.)    Victorian, 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;

3.)    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;

4.)    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.

The COMBINER WARS full series will launch on August 2nd.

Check out the first two episodes below:

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.