Transformers The Ride pre-show image

Universal Studios Singapore has released a new video showing off the pre-show area for Transformers The Ride, which will open at the park on December 3, 2011.

The waiting area for the new attraction is themed around a top-secret facility operated by the shadowy NEST organisation seen in the Transformers movie series. The pre-show for Transformers The Ride will set up the ride's plot, which will see the human-friendly Autobots trying to fend off an attack by the evil Decepticons.

At the heart of the NEST facility lies a shard of the AllSpark, a cube of energy that creates life from mechanical objects. This triggers the ride's storyline, with the Decepticons determined to get their hands on the shard. Riders will themselves ride on-board a Transformer, an Autobot known as EVAC.

The story of the 4-minute ride is a natural follow-up to the movies, rather than based on them directly. It is told through a variety of simulator and 3D effects, and features a very similar ride system to The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure.

Universal Studios Hollywood is planning its own version of the new ride, which will be known as Transformers: The Ride - 3D. The US version is due to open in spring 2012.

You can read more about the new ride in Theme Park Tourist's in-depth Transformers The Ride preview.

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