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Twisted Metal release delayed in Europe, possibly due in March

Thursday, 2nd February 2012 20:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Eat Sleep Play has said Twisted Metal will be delayed into March in Europe due to localization issues, and cuts requested by SCEE.

According to a NeoGAF post from David Jaffe, he has “heard” the game will now be released on March 1, but nothing concrete has been announced. This should give the developers plenty of time to sort the localization issues as well as put all bits from the cutscenes at the request of Sony Europe.

“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 through and addressed the notes from Europe and made sure the stories still worked,” he wrote.

“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.”

A few gameplay details have also been switched around, but like the cutscenes, not too awful much.

“Only a few content cuts – for example, I think the guy on the gurney from [the] Meat Wagon is dead so you are exploding a corpse covered with TNT versus a screaming man trapped to the gurney,” Jaffee wrote. “Sucks on my end but at the same time, I get it and the game play isn’t different and the intent is still there, as is the humor.

“In some ways, it’s actually much more macabre when you think about it. Shooting a dude screaming out the back of an ambulance is pretty stupid and fun and cartoony in a dark, twisted way. Turning a stolen from the morgue CORPSE [into] a missile? A bit more disturbing in some ways…not trying to sell you on it, just thinking outloud.”

Jaffee said it was easier to make small cuts than to release multiple discs for different regions, but as far as wanting to make any changes at all, Jaffee said “fuck no.. but it ain’t my game… and some countries have much stricter guidelines.”

Since Twisted Metal 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,” he said. “Anyway, it sucks, in that I hate cuts to the original game.”

Twisted Metal is out in the US on February 14 and was originally slated for February 17 in the UK.

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  1. Razor

    SCEE strike again.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lord Gremlin

    I will import US version. I want to see all the gross details, it’s small detail that create atmosphere in such games.
    Basically if you buy EU version you disrespect yourself.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Fucking A! And people wonder why Twisted Metal doesn’t have the same popularity in Europe as in the US.

    THIS.

    THIS IS THE REASON.

    Best example is Twisted Metal Black.

    Over one hour of Cutscenes were cut back then.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. HeavyD-Love

    Has somebody told Jaffe the US TM demo online isn’t working properly, if at all?

    Must have tried 50 times since it was released Tuesday, matchmaking error everytime. Not just me either so I’ve read.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Da Man

    So they cut out some repulsive crap out of the game, which was never even funny to begin with, huh. Outrageous, the artstyle is ruined.

    I wonder about the replay value of this one, PSX TMs I played for a couple of weeks before getting permanently sick.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. rebekka92

    Is it possible to order the un edited version from the US? is the release date still the 14th of feb and would it work on my ps or would it be a different disk version?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    So when it releases here are we all going to be chucked in with US players who have had it for a month? Or is there some regional segregation?

    #7 2 years ago