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Jaffe isn't expecting Twisted Metal to be a blockbuster

Jun 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...

Jaffe explains how twisted the T-rated Twisted Metal gets

Jun 21
// Nick Chester
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...

E3 10: Twisted Metal PS3, a fighting game with cars

Jun 18 // Nick Chester
According to Jaffe, he and the Twisted Metal team have always seen the franchise as a fighting game with cars. Like "Mortal Kombat vs. Unreal Tournament," he says. The new Twisted Metal maintains that, with its "cars as characters" philosophy, and its standard deathmatch and team deathmatch. But with its latest installment, Eat Sleep Play wanted to add a new mode that would add another layer to the game, which it's calling "Nuke Mode." We detailed the team-based mode a little earlier this week (check it out), and it looks like a blast to play. Jaffe walked us through a match simulation in the game's city level, showing of the multiple access routes, ramps, and hidden pathways throughout the environment.  Most interesting, though, was getting a closer look at the game's vehicles, each with its own handling, armor, carrying capacity, and more. Jaffe explains that the team is looking to make each car feel like a character in a fighting game, and after seeing a few in action, it's easy to see what he means. Take Vermin, for instance, a grimy, yellow exterminator van that fires a rat-shaped rocket from its roof. Or Talon, the helicopter that can use its magnet gun to pick up teammates for long-range transport, or fire rockets. Reaper is a motorcycle that Jaffe calls the game's "most deadly" vehicle -- while riding it, you can throw chainsaws, or drag one along the ground behind you to heat up the blade before tossing the flaming tool though the air. My personal favorite: an ambulance that lets you unleash a patient strapped to a gurney. Strapped to the patient, a bomb; players can guide the table on wheels to enemy vehicles as the patient struggles wildly to break free. We didn't see it in action, but Jaffe also mentioned an ice cream truck that turns into a giant robot. Seriously. All told, they're shooting for roughly 12 to 16 vehicles, each of which can be driven or piloted by any of the game's characters. As far as returning favorites, Jaffe says roughly 40-50% of original favorites will be making appearances. As dark and, uh, twisted as the game is, Eat Sleep Play's aiming for a "Teen" rating. It won't be as dark as Twisted Metal Black, but don't expect the same light-hearted comic feel as Twisted Metal 2, we were told. Twisted Metal's release is still a ways out; it's currently scheduled for a vague 2011 launch. But it's already shaping up to be a killer multiplayer experience, with support for 2-4 players split-screen, and up to 16 players online (with two-player split-screen online play). The game will also have a single-player story, specific for each of the game's characters. We hope to hear more soon, as Sony and Eat Sleep Play reveal more about the game over the coming months.

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 ...


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 d...


E3 10: New Twisted Metal revealed for the PS3

Jun 15
// Colette Bennett
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 ...

New Twisted Metal! Jaffe: 'Soon bitch!'

Feb 19
// Nick Chester
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...

Twisted Metal Sweet Tooth figurine looks radical

Feb 18
// Brad Nicholson
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...

Twisted Metal is not confirmed, but could be a reboot

Jan 31
// Matthew Razak
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...

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