The fate of the earth and the survival of the human race hang in the balance - or at least that's what we've been told - as Activision has announced the development of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Based on Hasbro’s Transformers property and the 2009 film from DreamWorks, the game propels players straight into a battle for supremacy across the globe.

The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game will give fans the chance to experience their favourite Autobots and Decepticons in an all-new, movie inspired adventure packed with the thrilling and explosive action that only the Transformers universe can deliver,” said Rob Kostich, vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc. “We are thrilled to announce that after experiencing the rush of commanding colossal robots on their own, players can challenge their friends for the first time ever in full-featured, blistering multiplayer action as their favourite characters.”

“Activision has developed a Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game that will give gamers and fans a truly compelling way to experience Transformers,” said Mark Blecher, Hasbro’s General Manager of Digital Gaming and Media. “The Activision team’s passion for the property clearly shows in the character development, intense action and rich graphics that really deliver an immersive experience for the user.”

The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game lets gamers step into the shoes of the Autobots or Decepticons, select any available mission and pick from the largest, most diverse range of playable Transformers – each with their own distinct abilities and weaponry. Set in unique environments across the globe such as Cairo and Shanghai, the game allows players to instantly switch between vehicle and robot modes as they drive, fly, fight and blast their way through intense, pressure-packed levels. After engaging in single player action, players for the first time ever will be able to go online and battle friends in all-new multiplayer modes.

The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game is currently in development for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC.

Also, Krome Studios is developing distinct Wii and PlayStation 2 versions, utilising the individual platform features to deliver an 3rd person action adventure game that combines dynamic robot combat with arcade-style vehicle sequences and flight-based levels. Two completely different titles are also being developed for Nintendo DS by Vicarious Visions, allowing players to take on Autobots or Decepticon-specific campaigns. For the PSP, a unique, fast-paced action arcade title is being developed by Savage Entertainment.

For more information on the game and to receive updates, visit the official site.