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As befits the ‘Transformers’ franchise, Hasbro and Machinima have confirmed today that there is more to this summer’s ‘Transformers: Combiner Wars’ than meets the eye.

A team effort between Hasbro and Machinima, ‘Transformers: Combiner Wars’ was an animated miniseries that debuted online over the summer, running through a series of eight five-minute episodes during August and September 2016. The series was distributed through digital platforms such as YouTube and go90.

Set decades in the future of the franchise’s classic ‘Generation 1’ continuity

Today, Hasbro and Machinima confirmed that this partnership will continue, producing a pair of sequel series to ‘Combiner Wars’ as part of a larger trilogy dubbed ‘Transformers: Prime Wars’. ‘Combiner Wars’ showrunner Eric Calderon will return to produce the remaining two installments. The first of those installments, dubbed ‘Transformers: Titans Return’, will as the title implies, see the return of several fan-favorite characters who have been absent from the series thus far.

Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein expressed his excitement to continue collaborating with Hasbro, with Hasbro’s Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis offering the following comment on increasingly ambitious project:

‘Transformers’ has always been fueled by the brand’s rich, compelling characters and storylines, and ‘Transformers: Combiner Wars’ tapped into that lore to offer fans a truly unique and digital-first story for the franchise. Following the success of the first series, we are excited to announce this continued collaboration with Machinima and believe ‘Transformers’ fans will be thrilled to see this story continue to unfold.

No premiere date for the ‘Transformers: Titans Return’ has been announced thus far.

Are you looking forward to seeing the continuation of the ‘Transformers: Combiner Wars’ storyline? What do you hope to see in the coming installments? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check back with ScienceFiction.com for more news on the ‘Prime Wars’ trilogy as it develops!