Twisted Metal gives up Teen rating ambitions

Monday, 25th July 2011 00:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Debuting a violent live-action shot at Comic Con, Eat Sleep Play has abandoned plans to keep Twisted Metal’s content in the Teen category, and is now shooting for Mature.

“Without blood, it felt a little weird, frankly,” creator David Jaffe said during a panel at Comic Con, as reported by Gamespot .

Jaffe showed a live-action trailer for Twisted Metal featuring its iconic killer clown, Sweet Tooth, standing over the bloody corpse of a woman and vowing to track down an escaped victim – the one who stabbed him in the eye with a pair of scissors. Gamefront reports the trailer will be released when Jaffe is “happy” with it.

Other points of interest included Jaffe playing down the possibility of an open beta for Twisted Metal’s online multiplayer, saying it doesn’t need a large scale public test.

Collectors will also be disappointed, as Jaffe said he didn’t know of any plans for special editions, suggesting the included bonuses distract from the game itself.

Twisted Metal is due exclusively on PlayStation 3 in early October.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. HauntaVirus

    I’ll be honest, I’m a bit worried about this one. It started out as a Teen rated downloadable psn game…now its a Mature rated retail game. Hopefully it’s awesome, just seems development was all over the place.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    That’s what happens when you are a small company under Sony’s management. I didn’t know they were going for Teen. I would have never gotten it if it was. You can’t soften up Sweet tooth or Doll face.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Clupula

    I’m actually very surprised they even wanted to go for a Teen rating at all. Would very much explain the censored trailers. Glad they’re keeping it Mature.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. xino

    farking rapist.
    he tried to rape the girl and the girl stabbed his eye:)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. The_Red

    That’s more like it. I really don’t understand why they were gunning for T rating in the first place. It’s not like M rated games don’t sell (COD, AC, GTA, Gears, GoW, RDR, MK, LA Noire…).

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The_Deleted

    Yeah, gaming is the polar opposite of movies as far as ratings go. If it’s rated M / 18 it’ll sell. Film Studios tend to want to aim for the tween market. Just look at the dichotomy between the Wolverine game and the Wolverine film. Game pissed all over it with buckets of blood and violence. Movie was a tween market washout of tame action and failed miserably.

    #6 3 years ago

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