An artist who's reportedly working on the Transformers 3 tie-in game has posted a ton of concept art on his blog, including a couple of strange planets where some action takes place. Does this reflect the movie's storyline at all?

Artist Frankell Baramdyka posted two giant collections of Transformers concept art on his blog recently. And other sites mention that Barmadyka is working on the Transformers 3 tie-in game, and that he created this art for the game. (I can't find any such claim on Baramdyka's blog — he just identifies the art as "Transformers concept art." His LinkedIn profile does say he works for Activision, which is doing the Transformers 3 game though.)

In any case, with Transformers 3 scheduled to come out in the summer of 2011, it's not unreasonable to think the tie-in game would be well into the development process. The surprising thing about Baramdyka's art is that it doesn't depict an Earthbound storyline at all — instead, it takes place on a jungle planet and someplace called Lithos, which is apparently a city on Cybertron. There are ruins on the jungle planet where the Autobots seem to discover something, and there's also a temple on the "Mechanical Planet" (which I'm guessing is also Cybertron.)

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We've had some hints lately that Transformers 3 would delve a bit more into the backstory of the Autobots and the Decepticons, possibly including some sequences on Cybertron. If this artwork does actually reflect what's in the game, and if that's closely tied in to the movie's storyline — two big ifs — then this could be our first hint as to how much time Michael Bay's third transforming robot epic will spend traveling through space.

Update: Some sites are identifying this art as coming from the War For Cybertron game instead, which would certainly make sense. Baramdyka hasn't identified it either way. In any case, seeing such cool vistas and alien worlds in the next Michael Bay movie is probably too much to hope for.

More art at the link. [Frankell Baramdyka via Shogun Gamer]

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