The video shows us portions of the mission taking place in England as the NEST team track down the Decepticon, Soundwave. The players, represented by one guy who seems to know Sam and a female soldier presumably from NEST, traverse the streets along with Autobot Sideswipe and fight off Decepticon forces and have several encounters with Soundwave in both vehicle and melee combat.
Judging from the gameplay in the video, the game uses a combo system that gives more bonus points for keeping up your consecutive hit chain, as in Let’s Go Jungle!, however it can’t be discerned if there’s a combo time limit in between hits where the combo breaks. There also seems to be an added effect, when overlapping the crosshairs on your target, where the Autobot the players are partnered up with will also fire at the same target for added firepower.
The encounter shown with Soundwave on top of the bridge seems more like an exercise in that the players need to shoot the reticles that appear before they turn completely red, or else they will presumably take damage as is the norm in most SEGA on-rails shooting games. It seems that the faster the players clear the reticles, the higher their rank will be at the end of the exercise. The encounter could possibly be a midpoint of the stage or prelude to the final boss sequence.
Transformers Human Alliance is also said to be running in SEGA’s RingEdge 2 system, an updated version of their PC architecture arcade box. Nothing is known about the RingEdge 2’s specs but from the video we can see more complicated 3D models and lighting effects throughout. It even does justice to the overly complicated models from the movies by making them downright understandable. There is also dynamic, light sourced, specular highlights on all metal surfaces that reflect highlights in a way that is natural from the point of view of the camera/viewer. And there are a lot of metallic surfaces on these bots for sure. Games that used the previous version of the RingEdge system introduced in 2009 include Border Break, Initial D Arcade Stage 6 AA, Let’s Go Island 3D, Project Diva Arcade, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, and Virtua Tennis 4.
Transformers Human Alliance will make its debut at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 next month at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fl from November 18-22.