Last week, Machinima gave fans their first look at the upcoming web series Transformers: Combiner Wars, which is set to debut August 2. That report also revealed that the first episode of a four-part prelude series will debut today, and now fans can get their first look at this prelude. This show will give fans some more insight into this universe before the flagship show launches later this summer.

As the August 2nd launch of Transformers: Combiner Wars [the first installment of the Generations Prime Wars Trilogy], nears, Hasbro Studios and Machinima are preparing fans for the full digital series with the ultimate guide to the futuristic world of Cybertron. Launching today on YouTube, social entertainment platform go90 and other social platforms, the four-part Prelude to Transformers: Combiner Wars reveals the current state of Cybertron from the distinctive points-of-view of four characters - Optimus Prime, Victorion, Starscream and Windblade. The digital web series episodes will launch weekly.

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Each episode of the Prelude to Transformers: Combiner Wars provides viewers the necessary historical context for the Combiner Wars series. The Optimus Prime episode follows the former leader of the Autobots, reflects on the great war and how it finally ended with a duel between him and the mighty Megatron. The second episode centers on Victorion, a Combiner born from the magic of the 'Enigma of Combination', who describes her anger with this new state of affairs and proclaims her intention to save the Transformers galaxy from the chaos created in the aftermath of disbanding the Autobots and Decepticons.

The third episode follows Starscream, who is no longer the villain we once knew him as. He is now a member of a great 'Council' along with The Mistress of Flame from the planet Caminus and Rodimus Prime. The burden of responsibility is heavy on the three due to the destruction and loss of life from the ongoing Combiner Wars. The final episode follows Windblade, once an official 'City Speaker' to the gigantic 'Titans,' who is tired of the bureaucratic non-action of the Council, who seem to sit idly while her people and her cities on Caminus perish. She decides that the only way to end the Combiner Wars is to take matters into her own vengeful hands.

In addition, two images from the prelude series and the official teaser poster from the Transformers: Combiner Wars full digital series have debuted. Be sure to check back next week for the next prelude episode centering on Victorion, as we get closer and closer to the August 2 series premiere of Transformers: Combiner Wars. Until then, check out the first episode and the new photos below.

Transformers Combiner Wars Poster
Transformers Combiner Wars Photo 1
Transformers Combiner Wars Photo 2