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You Won't Be Buying Twisted Metal This Year

A few more months needed for the vehicular combat king's return.

Clowns with guns aren't cool, man. Not a good mix.

David Jaffe and the team at Eat Sleep Play are taking a few more months with Twisted Metal's return, with the designer announcing the October 4 release date won't be happening. Instead, Twisted Metal's arriving early next year.

"It sucks bad when games miss their announced launch dates," said Jaffe on the PlayStation Blog. "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."

You will have a chance to play Twisted Metal soon, though, if you're in Seattle or Germany, as the team is polishing up a new build of the game to show off at Gamescom and PAX, featuring a new game mode called Team Hunted.

Twisted Metal also recently ditched its ambitions for a T-rating. The ESRB came back and told East Sleep Play the game, in its current state, would earn an M. If you've seen the game before, it doesn't come across as particularly violent. That may change when we see the final game, as the developers are apparently embracing the M-rating and ratcheting up the violence.

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Posted by patrickklepek
Clowns with guns aren't cool, man. Not a good mix.

David Jaffe and the team at Eat Sleep Play are taking a few more months with Twisted Metal's return, with the designer announcing the October 4 release date won't be happening. Instead, Twisted Metal's arriving early next year.

"It sucks bad when games miss their announced launch dates," said Jaffe on the PlayStation Blog. "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."

You will have a chance to play Twisted Metal soon, though, if you're in Seattle or Germany, as the team is polishing up a new build of the game to show off at Gamescom and PAX, featuring a new game mode called Team Hunted.

Twisted Metal also recently ditched its ambitions for a T-rating. The ESRB came back and told East Sleep Play the game, in its current state, would earn an M. If you've seen the game before, it doesn't come across as particularly violent. That may change when we see the final game, as the developers are apparently embracing the M-rating and ratcheting up the violence.

Posted by PolyesterPimp

N NOooooo

Posted by fishmicmuffin

So long as they take the time to make it better, it really doesn't matter to me.

Posted by HadesTimes

So Sony is down to Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3....

Posted by Doctorchimp

Jaffe needs to spend more time coding and less time chasing ambulances...

Posted by Lukeweizer

Better be worth it...

Posted by LethalKi11ler

Maybe due to the M classification Jaffe decided to add even more messed up stuff :s 

Edited by Yummylee

..GREAT! Now I'll definitely at least be able afford both DR2: Off The Record and Dark Souls in October. With Twisted Metal in there, I was most likely going to have to cut one short, but I couldn't decide which one. Fortunately now the decision has been made for me.

Posted by csl316

Ok, so it'll just have to be my most anticipated game of next year, then.

Posted by Cyrisaurus

When you read what Jaffe has to say about the delay, you will understand that it's for the best. I think this is the first time I have been excited about a game being delayed. I can't wait to see how much better it gets within those few extra months, as I already think this is going to be the best Twisted Metal yet.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

This should give them more time to use that new M rating! 

Posted by Animasta

I'm going to go buy twisted metal black just to make you WRONG.

Posted by Maajin

Probably for the best, end of the year's too crowded right now.

Posted by devilzrule27

Sad panda

Posted by BoringK

Knew this was coming. I'm perfectly happy to wait so that they can make the best Twisted Metal possible, but...
 

"It sucks bad when games miss their announced launch dates," 

It sure does, Dave. But hey, more time for Arkham City and my ludicrous backlog.
Posted by perilator666

I won't be buying Twisted Metal any year.

Posted by Legend

@PolyesterPimp said:

N NOooooo

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Posted by sixpin

I'm kind of surprised that so many are bummed by this news. I figured the car combat genre was done. Glad some people are looking forward to it, can't say I'm interested though.

Posted by thedj93
@Laketown said:

I'm going to go buy twisted metal black just to make you WRONG.

    
at least now i have an excuse to buy this 
Posted by coheno

For the better! This fall/christmas is looking waaaay too crowded as is. I'm fine with this early 2012. Wonder how they feel on missing christmas sales?!

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Delays delays delays. What else is new?

Posted by WJist

Limited edition comes with a PS3 multitap*?
 
*I kid. Sort of. Twisted Metal is an awesome franchise and some of the stuff from these games has haunted my nightmares for years.

Posted by AngelN7

Im sorry but the title " Vehicular combat King" has always belong to Vigilante 8

Posted by 1p

Good. Let them get it right.

Posted by mrfluke

goddammit jaffe, but after the e3 bombcast that you were on, i believe in you

Posted by TheDudeOfGaming

Hah, clowns with guns...reminds me of Manhunt.

Posted by DrPockets000

It seems strange to me that everyone is surprised by the new M-rating. My first thought when they showed off some of the cinematics was that there was no way it would be a T.

Posted by Enigma777

@coheno said:

For the better! This fall/christmas is looking waaaay too crowded as is. I'm fine with this early 2012.

This

Posted by Cybexx

@HadesTimes: @HadesTimes said:

So Sony is down to Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3....

To match Microsoft's Gears 3, Forza 4 and Nintendo's Skyward Sword, Kirby Wii. A slightly dire year for console exclusives.

Posted by BannerThief

On one hand, I was really looking forward to this game. But on the other hand, there are way too many games coming out this holiday, and I'm already going to be broke buying all of them. I'm fine with waiting for this.

Posted by Grissefar

Most games benefit from a few more months just look at Batman.

Posted by JustinAquarius

Twisted Metal 2 was one of the most played games of my childhood, and TM:B was a great game. Everything else in the series is pretty awful. Hopefully, this turns out awesome.

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Posted by Apollo87
@coheno said:
For the better! This fall/christmas is looking waaaay too crowded as is. I'm fine with this early 2012. Wonder how they feel on missing christmas sales?!
Early 2012 is shaping up to be a little crowded too, with Bioshock Infinite, Starhawk and Mass Effect 3 it looks as though is going to be a stellar first half of the year.
Posted by Cyrisaurus
@JustinAquarius: 3 and 4 (and Small Brawl) weren't made by Jaffe, which is why they weren't as good.
Posted by Plasticstars

I'm actually okay with this. I'm a huge Twisted Metal fan, and between this and the whole M rating thing it sounds like it needs a little more time. If that means that we get an awesome TM game in the end, so be it.

Posted by Mentalnova
@Apollo87 said:
@coheno said:
For the better! This fall/christmas is looking waaaay too crowded as is. I'm fine with this early 2012. Wonder how they feel on missing christmas sales?!
Early 2012 is shaping up to be a little crowded too, with Bioshock Infinite, Starhawk and Mass Effect 3 it looks as though is going to be a stellar first half of the year.
lol Infinite in early 2012.
Posted by UlquioKani

Probably wanted to darken the game up after getting an M rating

Posted by SockLobster

I miss the days when games used to be released.

Posted by jozzy

@Abyssfull said:

..GREAT! Now I'll definitely at least be able afford both DR2: Off The Record and Dark Souls in October. With Twisted Metal in there, I was most likely going to have to cut one short, but I couldn't decide which one. Fortunately now the decision has been made for me.

Dark Souls is out in october? Dark Souls is out in october! Thanksman, didn't realize that.

Posted by coheno
@Mentalnova
Yeah, Infinite is no way in hell an early 2012 game, either a May/June or Christmas release.
Posted by RuthLoose

@Mentalnova said:

@Apollo87 said:
@coheno said:
For the better! This fall/christmas is looking waaaay too crowded as is. I'm fine with this early 2012. Wonder how they feel on missing christmas sales?!
Early 2012 is shaping up to be a little crowded too, with Bioshock Infinite, Starhawk and Mass Effect 3 it looks as though is going to be a stellar first half of the year.
lol Infinite in early 2012.

lol Infinite in 2012.

Posted by NeoUltima

Great decision. Too many other hot games crowding the Fall.

Posted by Hosstile17

What a coincidence. I won't be buying it at all. Boom! Roasted!

Posted by tourgen

Sounds good, ditching T rating sounds extra extra good.  I'm now looking forward to this.  I enjoyed the discussion during the E3 podcasts.  It sounds like one of those games I would usually pass up unfairly because I'm not into the genre.

Edited by SpartanAmbrose

I'm interested in the new Twisted Metal, but there are too many damn games coming out this year. One less to worry about!

Posted by Nadafinga

I'm kind of relieved. October/November are already chock full of must-buys, this one might have fallen to the wayside. Early next year is probably is a better release window with less competition.

Posted by Oni

Guys, this is great news for them. This game would have fucking TANKED going up against Battlefield 3, MW3, Arkham City, Skyrim and all the other shit coming out in October/November.

Posted by AttroPheed

Eerie, the headline is also true for any and all subsequent years.  Got some psychic motherfuckers working at the 'bomb.

Posted by Zacagawea

I wasn't going to be buying it this year anyway

Posted by 49th

I have a feeling this game will not be very good. Just a feeling, hopefully I'll be proven wrong.

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