Twisted Metal gives up Teen rating ambitions

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

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.

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