The European release of PlayStation 3 exclusive Twisted Metal has been delayed, information that has been confirmed by co-creator David Jaffe via NeoGAF.
The game was due to be released on February 17th, but is now expected to get released sometime in March.
Jaffe has also confirmed that some cuts have been made to the European release due to the request of SCEE. The changes are to the game’s cutscenes.
David Jaffe stated the following:
“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,”
“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 tho 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.”
“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 trapped to the gurney, You think I wanted to change content? F*** no – for a bunch of reasons ‘f*** 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 (i.e. Germany gets disc ver. 3, UK gets disc ver 6, etc.).”
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