Aug 5, 2011

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Twisted Metal Delayed to 2012

Twisted Metal Delayed to 2012

David Jaffe of Eat Sleep Play, co-director of the upcoming vehicular combat game Twisted Metal, announced today through the official PlayStation Blog that the game will miss its intended release date of October 4. Twisted Metal will serve as a reboot of the classic franchise that debuted on the PlayStation and saw its last release on the PlayStation 2 with Twisted Metal: Black. Jaffe had this to say on the delay:

“A lot of dedicated, supportive, passionate Twisted Metal fans have been waiting for the return of Calypso’s demented contest for a long time but the truth is: we’re just not ready yet . . . it sucks bad when games miss their announced launch dates. We’re gamers too and we know how annoying it is. It’s disappointing and frustrating and it really takes the wind out of your sails if you’re a fan that has been looking forward to playing a title for a long time. Thing is, you gotta trust me when I tell you that – with this extra time for tuning and polish – the game is going to be so much better than it already is. And if you played Twisted Metal and liked it at E3 or Comic-Con, or if you get to play it (and you enjoy it) at [Gamescom or PAX], just imagine how much more fun the final game will be with some extra time, polish, and love.”

Jaffe said that his team is aiming to revive vehicle combat as a serious multiplayer genre, before confirming that the game will ship early 2012. Those lucky enough to attend Gamescom or PAX Prime will get the chance to see a brand new level of Twisted Metal called “Thrills & Spills Amusement Park” and can go hands on with a brand new multiplayer mode, Team Hunted. Gamescom will take place August 17-21 in Cologne, Germany, while PAX Prime runs August 26-28 in Seattle, Washington.

Stay tuned to Vivid Gamer for more updates on this highly-anticipated franchise reboot, and get ready to see if Eat Sleep Play and Sony Santa Monica can indeed revive the vehicular combat genre with its *ahem* twisted characters and dark storyline early next year.

[Source: PlayStation.Blog]