Twisted Metal Delayed in Europe
Written Friday, February 03, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Twisted Metal has been delayed in Europe. Initially set for a Feb 14th Valentines Day release, the car combat reboot will now be out some time in March.
Speaking on NeoGAF, series co-creator David Jaffe said that the delay was due to "localisation taking just a touch longer" than expected. He went on to explain that while Sony hasn’t confirmed a new release date, he has "heard" that 1st March is likely.
He also revealed that the European release of the game will carry some slightly shorter cinematics, after Sony Computer Entertainment Europe requested cuts.
"99 per cent of the cuts were in the movies and the movies are still intact and I sat with the editor - who was the same editor of the American movies - and we went thru and addressed the notes from Europe and made sure the stories still worked," he said.
"And to be fair, there have not been that many cuts. For example, in the scene we've released on the net from the intro - where the girl stabs Tooth in the eye - the SCEE version has this but we cut away right before the scissors make contact with Tooth's face.
"It's CLEAR what she's doing and I think we even keep the sound effects in and such - but the last few frames are gone. The story itself though totally works and - for some folks even who tend to think this kinda stuff plays better left to your imagination anyway - perhaps it even works better."
Other changes have been made too. "I think the guy on the gurney from Meat Wagon is dead so you are exploding a corpse covered with TNT vs. a screaming man strapped to the gurney," Jaffe explained.
Apparently, Jaffe was reluctant to make the changes. "You think I wanted to change content?” he said. “FUCK no - for a bunch of reasons 'fuck no."
"But it ain't my game (Sony owns the IP and funded it) and certain countries have - obviously - much stricter guidelines. AND since TM has never been a big seller outside of America, I guess it didn't make sense to have a whole bunch of different discs for each country."
A demo for Twisted Metal went live on PSN yesterday.