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3:00 AM on 06.22.2010

Jaffe isn't expecting Twisted Metal to be a blockbuster

Twisted Metal is a name hardcore gamers likely all recognize but the series has never had the über-success we associate with major, AAA releases. Series creator David Jaffe knows this and doesn't seem to be deluding hims...

Conrad Zimmerman





5:40 PM on 06.21.2010

Jaffe explains how twisted the T-rated Twisted Metal gets

Fans of Twisted Metal: Black might have been put off a bit upon hearing that Eat Sleep Play were aiming for a 'T' rating with its upcoming PlayStation 3 Twisted Metal game. The studio’s co-founder David Jaffe later turn...

Nick Chester



E3 10: Twisted Metal PS3, a fighting game with cars photo
E3 10: Twisted Metal PS3, a fighting game with cars
by Nick Chester

Eat Sleep Play's upcoming PlayStation 3 Twisted Metal title is sure to go down as one of the worst-kept secrets in gaming. Since the studio's formation back in 2007, rumors have swirled that the company was hard at work on a brand-new iteration of the series for the PS3.

Despite the persistent chatter, co-founder David Jaffe and company had denied its existence for years. The outspoken Jaffe took a clever approach, mastering the art of misdirection with public statements like, "I wish we were making Twisted Metal!" Turns out, they were.

At this year's E3, Sony closed its press conference with a dramatic Twisted Metal reveal, rolling an ice cream truck on to the stage, driven by a costumed Sweet Tooth character. We got a behind-closed-doors look at one of the game's new multiplayer game types, "Nuke," as well as handful of the game's new character vehicles. If you've been waiting for a game that lets you use a hospital patient strapped to a gurney as a weapon, keep reading.

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E3 10: Nuke mode in Twisted Metal is really complicated photo
E3 10: Nuke mode in Twisted Metal is really complicated
by Jonathan Ross

The big "surprise" announcement at Sony's press conference this afternoon was that, contrary to what David Jaffe had posted on Twitter a few months back, he is, in fact, working on a Twisted Metal game. As Sweet Tooth drove his ice cream truck out onto the stage, Jaffe and Sony showed off a bunch of gameplay from the upcoming PlayStation 3-exclusive Twisted Metal.

The trailer starts off with some basic gameplay footage, highlighting a variety of vehicles and showcasing a helicopter, the first air vehicle the Twisted Metal series has ever seen. Most of the video, however, is dedicated to showing off a game mode called Nuke, which is hilariously and ridiculously complicated.

You play as either a member of the Sweet Tooth gang, led by Sweet Tooth, or the Dolls, led by Doll Face. Each team has a giant statue of their respective leader, and your goal is to blow up the opposing side's statue. You don't use regular weapons to do it, though. Instead, you drive around until you find the other side's leader. They're heavily guarded, and are using a mounted machine gun to boot. If you're able to drive over them, you "capture" them, except by "capture" I mean "tie to your car and drag them behind you as you drive back to your base."

At your base is a capture zone. Keep the opposing team's leader in your capture zone long enough, and you sacrifice him to a big rocket launcher you have set up. It's like a normal rocket launcher, except it also spews fire and has a bunch of gears and spikes in it to grind your sacrifice up. Successfully sacrifice the other team's leader, and a missile fires. You then have to guard the missile and make sure your opponents don't blow it up in midair. If you manage to do all this, the missile hits the statue.

You have to do that three times to win the round.

Describing it doesn't really do it justice, so just go ahead and watch the trailer. I have no idea how long these matches are expected to last, but I could see Nuke mode lasting for quite a while. I'm not disparaging it, though -- it looks like a ton of fun. I haven't played a Twisted Metal game since the very first one on the original PlayStation, but there's a good chance I'll be picking this one up.

What do you think? Check out the gallery for the first five screenshots of the game.

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4:00 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: New Twisted Metal revealed for the PS3

Sony unveiled a ton of new info on Twisted Metal at this year's E3 press conference, and let me tell you, the sheer amount of screens and new footage we saw was overwhelming -- it was tough to keep up! I had to stop bitching ...

Colette Bennett

9:00 AM on 02.19.2010

New Twisted Metal! Jaffe: 'Soon bitch!'

Last night at the AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards in Las Vegas, David Jaffe may have gotten caught up in the moment and confirmed a new Twisted Metal as his next project. 1UP believes it heard an audience member shout out...

Nick Chester

1:00 AM on 02.18.2010

Twisted Metal Sweet Tooth figurine looks radical

Collectible toy manufacturer DC Direct has a lot of videogame properties under its belt, waiting to be released -- from Resistance 2, to Heavenly Sword, and even to Dragon Age: Origins. But its their Twisted Metal "Sweet Toot...

Brad Nicholson

11:00 PM on 01.31.2010

Twisted Metal is not confirmed, but could be a reboot

A new Twisted Metal has been rumored forever now, and hinted at and kind of directly referred to by David Jaffe himself. It's one of those terribly, terribly kept secrets and Jaffe is probably the biggest culprit in hinting a...

Matthew Razak