Activision has announced the release of the Transformers: War for Cybertron Map and Character Pack for Xbox 360 and PS3 (should appear later today).

The new downloadable content pack includes five playable Transformers and four all-new maps for online multiplayer game modes.

"The fans have spoken and the response to Transformers: War for Cybertron has been colossal," said David Pokress, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing, Inc. "Our number one goal since the launch of the game has been to support the rapidly-growing online community, and we recognise the need for these characters and maps to continue the blistering multiplayer gameplay they have come to know and love."

New characters include Scattershot, Onslaught, Shockwave, Demolishor and Jazz, and each can be accessed in the Escalation and competitive multiplayer modes. The included new maps are District and Forsaken for Escalation and Havok and Fortress for competitive multiplayer modes.

The DLC is priced 800 MS Points on Xbox 360 and a sterling equivalent on PSN.