IGN has just posted a huge article about the new and improved Escalation mode in Transformers Fall of Cybertron. From how IGN has described it, it seems to be ten times better than the widely popular War for Cybertron Escalation. To read the article, click here.
Warpath is a playable character (see screenshot below)
You can call in gunships to take down a large amount of enemies
You can enhance your teams guns, but it is very expensive