We’re still waiting for a new full-length Transformers: Dark of the Moon trailer but today, during the premiere NASCAR race – the Daytona 500 – Transformer fans were treated to another action packed TV trailer.
Half of the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon trailer is comprised of content from the Super Bowl trailer – but the other half offers a number of new shots including a better look at Optimus Prime, Starscream, the NASCAR Wreckers – as well as a hybrid vehicle/combat mode for Bumblebee.
Check out the Transformers: Dark of the Moon Daytona 500 TV Trailer below:
Despite the traditional “Starscream lands on the ground” and “Sam running for his life” shots, the new trailer offers a great look at Optimus Prime as well as an intriguing new detail – Bumblebee’s enhanced vehicle/combat hybrid mode. Recently, on our sister-site, Game Rant, we covered a new gameplay mechanic called “Stealth Force Mode” that will factor heavily into the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game tie-in. Could “Stealth Force Mode” be a major new feature in the upcoming film as well (like combiners were in Revenge of the Fallen)?
According to the game’s press release, “Stealth Force Mode” is a “third, hybrid state that combines the weapons and firepower of robot mode with the agility and maneuverability of vehicle mode.”
Similarly, we’ve already seen Optimus Prime firing on enemies while in-flight (in the prior trailer) and his upcoming MechTech Ultimate figure refers to a “Battle Flight” hybrid mode. Whether or not the hybrid vehicle forms will actually be addressed with a story explanation in the film, or even referred to as Stealth Force Mode, is anyone’s guess – though it’s extremely likely that these hybrid forms will at least provide some of the cooler moments in the third Transformers movie.
Transformers 3 hits theaters July 1st, 2011.