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Twisted Metal coming to PS3 Valentine's Day

David Jaffe, the co-director of Twisted Metal, released a personal message today on the PlayStation blog. Framed by a bloody heart, he revealed that the official release date of Twisted Metal will be next Valentine's Day, Feb 14. Obviously, love and vehicular battle royales aren't a traditional pairing, but maybe developer Eat Sleep Play's unusual choice will pay off. Or maybe Jaffe has had one too many bad breakups?

Above: Because there's nothing we'd rather think about on V-Day than David Jaffe

Jaffe thanks fans for the “extra time” in his announcement, which is a reference to the original Oct release date being pushed back to “early 2012.” Feb being the second month of the year, we can say that he was right on with that prediction.

The last few seconds of the trailer contain a teaser of a new Dollface trailer (which Jaffe acknowledges is a ridiculous thing to have a teaser for). Expect to see the full trailer soon, unless it gets pushed back to President's Day.

Aug 25, 2011

Source: PlayStation Blog

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6 comments

  • crumbdunky - August 26, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    As a typical UK gamer the Twisted Metal series has TOTALLY passed me by. I've NEVER seen a copy of ANY of the games in the flesh, in a store and my total excperience of TM is the few videos me and a mate watched on Youtube when messy after we watch a Sweettooth Black story cutscene by accident! Anyway, I DO remember Jaffe saying in OPMUK that TM wasn't subtle enough for the EU or Japan and wondered if this one LOOKS more suitable for my delicate Uk gaming tendencies!! If they were making this as a multiplatform game I'd be more hopeful of it find ENOUGH gamers to make it a success ut with a lot of PS gamers in the US(where the series was big) now 360 gamers is there a big enough base for this game to succeed if, or when, it fails to be pushed, bought or even stocked in the EU because, like I said, it's fore runners NEVER seemed to be and the last time I ever saw anything about a TM game in UK media(before E3 last year anyway) was a sole review for the very first TM in a very early OPM! Because of said review I DID look for the first game and then forgot all about it until that drunken night of Youtube discovery some twelve years later! Very scary for Jaffe and ESP to see, as above, the number of actual TM vets who aren't "feeling" this one either. If Sony don't REALLY promote this one I see it really crashing and burning regardless of ho good it might be for a TM game-is the car combat genre big enough to support an exclusive on PS3?
  • GringoStar - August 26, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    Yes it is. Sony has made a smart move, with cutting the price of the Ps3. Sony has more exclusives than Microsoft right now (and maybe even more than Nintendo). I doubt this Jaffe would ever allow this to go to any other console other than a Sony system. And if I'm not mistaken, Eat Sleep and Play is owned by Sony, which means they own the IP to Twisted Metal (and also they own the IP to God of War; Santa Monica Studios). Microsoft started out strong with exclusives such as Halo, Gears, Fable, Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls, etc. But now the exclusives they have are often feeling redundant (really a kinect only Fable?). Also, if I'm not mistaken Microsoft has a Twisted Metal style game for the arcade. I forget what it's called, but heard it's cheesy. (Might be Blood Bath or something)
  • OhUltra - August 25, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Liked Twisted Metal 1, only played it once as a kid. My mom beat me at TM 2 and that was the end of that game. Then my brother got Black one day out of the blue and I fell in love. The dark stories of the characters, the combat and the overall feel of the game I really dug. Though, for some reason I'm not super excited for the game (anymore). It's probably just that I've been away from the series for so long and the trailers aren't really doing it for me.
  • NightCrawler_358 - August 25, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    i just realized how far away this is... But thats okay, because everyone knows love and murderous clowns go hand-in-hand.
  • GringoStar - August 25, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    I'm really glad this is actually being pushed back, as it will no doubt struggle releasing in October as it may drown with the amount of games coming out for the holiday season. Not only that, but I feel that they could put more into advertising for this.
  • Errrrbo - August 25, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    For whatever reason, this game just doesn't interest me at all. I loved TM 2, but the new game just doesn't excite me at all. It looks like something that would be fun for 2 hours, and then feel repetitive. I haven't played the game, so I could be completely wrong, but those are my impressions at the moment.

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