Twisted Metal goes gold

Development on Eat Sleep Play's vehicular combat game finished ahead of February 14 launch exclusively for the PlayStation 3.

Gamers eager to reconnect with Sweet Tooth need not fear another delay will separate them from the killer clown, as developer Eat Sleep Play today announced via Twitter that Twisted Metal has gone gold.

Twisted Metal is a good Valentine's Day gift…right?

Due out on February 14, Twisted Metal was originally scheduled to hit retail on October 4. However, the game was delayed to early 2012 in August, with a February 14 release date announced later that month. A collector's edition of Twisted Metal has not been announced, but gamers who pick up a first-run copy of Twisted Metal will score a free copy of 2001's Twisted Metal Black, via download voucher.

The first installment in the series since 2008's Twisted Metal: Head-On - Extra Twisted Edition for the PlayStation 2, Twisted Metal is being developed by many of the series' original designers at Eat Sleep Play. Besides a campaign mode, the game will sport two-player split-screen action, as well as online battles.

For more on Twisted Metal, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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airfoemoe
airfoemoe

@BarkingSpider81 No thanks, I'm a registered nurse I could get that if I wanted. No need for this stuff. I just do not like it when people say things that aren't true. If you spend more than $1000 for a gaming pc that isn't a laptop, you got ripped off.

BarkingSpider81
BarkingSpider81

@airfoemoe who said anything about being a homophobe? And it's obvious that you're one of the PC nerds. I'm sorry if my Playstation offended you. I have a coupon for Noxzema if you want me to send it to you. It might help with your acne. Let me know.

airfoemoe
airfoemoe

@grgcucu Nice assumption you have there, I own a Xbox but I am no longer satisfied with it. It's very old.

airfoemoe
airfoemoe

@BarkingSpider81 OH HOW ORIGINAL. What is this elementary school? $3000 for a PC, get your facts straight homophobe.

BarkingSpider81
BarkingSpider81

You can tell who the hardcore nerds are. They get all up in arms over which is better: PS3, 360, or a $3000 PC. Get some pimple cream, take a shower, and get out in the sun more often.

MoK86
MoK86

so what ever happen to the beta/demo that came with that terrible move PRIEST? every time i tried to use the code it keeps saying error

thebezd
thebezd

Picking this up first day, why cant uk get the same release date as America Have to wait till feb 17th

usermikey
usermikey

Free copy of Twisted Metal Black!?! That one had 4 player splitscreen!! I hope this means what I think it means :D

vivalatour
vivalatour

get the game "inversion" it will be great !

Guster730
Guster730

Don't get me wrong, I love my PS3 but I also have a Wii, a 360, and a gaming PC and I think they're all great. Just stop arguing about what's better. PS3 gets more exclusives, yes. But if you can't afford a PC an Xbox is a good solution for multiplats. And sorry but most multiplats are almost always ports to ps3 thus don't come out as well. And then the Wii gets its own Nintendo games. They all have something good going for them.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Ravenlore_basic Damn straight. Looks to be awesome already! :D

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@airfoemoe There's this awesome film called Troll Hunter.....

beanofengland
beanofengland

That trailer just sold me that game! I hope the music is similar when playing, looks like pure fun online vehicular carnage to me! Hopefully have a solid single player too to re-establish all the characters because I haven't played one of these games since the PS1 originals. They were fun then and this looks even better. LOL I still remember being able to shoot the Eiffel Tower down on one map. Good times!! Awesome splitscreen I remember.

grgcucu
grgcucu

@airfoemoe they're dedicated gaming platforms. When I buy a xbox game I'm sure it'll work as good as the others. I was saying the same thing when I didn't have one. I know your feelings. You feel it's unfair you don't have one. But don't worry, when you'll be a big kid you're gonna have one too. Not everyone has a super uber kool gaming station like you do, b***.

Arykuarius
Arykuarius

someone give the guy below me a candy.

airfoemoe
airfoemoe

"sony playstation 3 is the way to go my friends." 11 thumbs up for this stupid comment? Gamespot is full of PS3 fanatics. PS3 and Xbox 360 both suck. Gamers are stuck with such crap hardware because Sony and Microsoft refuse to release a new console this year. Most people's TVs are capable of 1080P these days but we are stuck with inferior 720p because that's what this generation of consoles is capable of. It's been six years, these consoles are relics.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

WOW January and PS3 gets an exclusive... looks like another great year to be a PS3 owner.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@littleboomer Too true, and even though Burnout does not have weapons, I still like it better. Maybe because there is no vehicular combat more gratifying than t-boning another car, sans rockets.

fester420
fester420

@whodagoose Also you can't trust dates Gamestop puts on games that haven't come out yet because they are actually the last to know.

fester420
fester420

@whodagoose I think you may be misinformed. When they first announced this game they said it would come out in October 2011. When it got to be September they pushed the release date back to February 2012 to allow themselves time to put more in the game. There is nowhere that I have seen that they said it would be released in October 2012.

whodagoose
whodagoose

@thekingofirony Thanks for the sensible reply, much appreciated. There is little chance I'll check out a rented copy after the fact, but there is zero chance of buying/playing TM on day one. There are sooo many other great games out right now and many great ones on the horizon (plus I still have to get caught up for Mass Effect 3) TM is just a turd among them. Didn't you see David Jaffe's PAX keynote where, in-between bouts of dropping insecure f-bombs like a 6 year old boy and shouting that everything that stinks in life has female anatomy (find the video... listen to him rant...), he actually admitted the game isn't going to be good and he just hopes to make some kind of nostalgia based 'connection' and call it a day...

MarineXXII
MarineXXII

This makes me sad I don't own a PS3... :(

hyksiu
hyksiu

I like this.Its a good thing when such a game goes gold!

jammitin
jammitin

Goes gold and has an online pass. I really want to get this, but I'll be skipping out on this just like I did with Uncharted 3.

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

@whodagoose-"Twisted Metal game designed by David Jaffe, not worth it. If you want a TM title, wait for another more capable dev to pick up the IP." so you would rather 989 studios do Twisted metal again?just wait till you actually play it to see if its any good.but you probably won't will you?

littleboomer
littleboomer

Too bad Twisted Metal Black wasn't very good, but the new one looks sweet. @whodagoose hopefully it will be good but i could see that it might not be. I'll wait for the reviews before buying. @PixelAddict Burnout is great but it's not really a vehicular combat game in the same way because Twisted Metal gives you weapons.

aganinja
aganinja

been waiting since 2005 since TW head on GOD i cant wait these few days O_O

aganinja
aganinja

it gone gold ? well i think that we'll see some gameplay videos soon lol

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

To each his own, but the only vehicular combat game I'm waiting for is the next Burnout...

whodagoose
whodagoose

@mjc0961 I didn't post the warning for the sake of random people who miss TM clicking a thumbs up. I posted to stop misplaced nostalgia from flushing anybody's $60+ down the toilet. When TM was delayed it initially had a release slated for Summer/Fall '12 in GameStop's system for preorders (it bounced around with several dates). When a dev delays a game they have to make a request from investors for more $$$ to keep the payroll going. At some point the investors ask "How has our money been spent" and when they are unsatisfied with the results they demand the product get shipped in an "as is" state in order to stop sinking more money into a disaster. Its a vote of no confidence. Its what happened to X-men: Destiny. That game couldn't justify more development time and money so it just shipped as rubbish, more time wouldn't have helped that title. TM is sadly in the same boat. I don't want TM to be bad, its just too many signs point to this one being a 'skip it' title not worth anybody's money. Infamous 3, a sequel worth waiting for from a quality dev team. A Twisted Metal game designed by David Jaffe, not worth it. If you want a TM title, wait for another more capable dev to pick up the IP.

vivalatour
vivalatour

get the game "inversion" it will be great !

jl0pez
jl0pez

I can't wait! I still find it weird though that it's coming out on Valentine's Day. I gotta choose between my fiance and Twisted Metal..... it's a tough choice but I've been playing with Twisted Metal long before I played with her.

Arykuarius
Arykuarius

sony playstation 3 is the way to go my friends.

OreoPoptart
OreoPoptart

Mark my word here GS is gonna give this game a 7.5 the most I'll put $5 on it right now

OreoPoptart
OreoPoptart

okay I said it's not gonna sell well one reason. this game have ps2 graphics how is this gonna gonna be good

hella_epic
hella_epic

for the people who say this won't sell well........i ask you,how the hell wont it sell well? Twisted Metal has a large fan base thanks to the PS2 and PS1,there are thousands of people out there who have waited for a Twisted Metal on the PS3 for years and now it is finally here,oh it well sell well alright

hella_epic
hella_epic

@MafiaMusic you just pwned every 360 user out there :D !!!!

Arther-la-Blunt
Arther-la-Blunt

I miss my dude Axel, but the graphics on this game look terrible.

Rovelius
Rovelius

@MafiaMusic XBLA has many games the PS Store doesn't. Halo is fun as well, despite all the unjustified hate it gets. There's also Vesperia. There are gems on the 360 if you know where to look, buying a 360 today is still worth it imo. Also, I can safely say the reason I own a PS3 is NOT for its AAA exclusivities. I don't like GoW, Killzone, Uncharted and sorry-ass "Final Fantasy"... Demon's Souls, MAG, LBP, Metal Gear, Ratchet, Wipeout, PixelJunk... yeeeaah, that's where it's at.

Rovelius
Rovelius

@whodagoose What a load of crap. This game has great gameplay so people will stick around.

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

This and God of War series would be the only reason i get a ps3

thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

Thumbs up if you're going to spend Valentine's day with Twisted Metal, thumbs down if you're going to spend it with your GF. Two thumbs up if you're going to spend it playing TM with your GF. :D

nightshade869
nightshade869

Get this game on Newegg for 47.99 this weekend with code EMCYTZT1088 and free shipping!!!

Zero_Echo
Zero_Echo

@Guster730 I regress. MafiaMusic is a fanboy through and through. As Mao Yenrai said..."This endless bloodletting is tearing us all apart." C'mon lads. Death to gaming before gaming exclusivity.

whodagoose
whodagoose

I just got a phone call from the future. Highest review score for this game: 7/10 Average review: 5/10 Blah to garbage single player (mostly training) and multi-player focus has nobody online playing. Developer cut the release date sooner for the title because the publisher couldn't justify spending more money on the turd to release in October (Just like X-men Destiny). Only three words they need to carve on the tombstone of David Jaffe's career: "Calling All Cars"

MafiaMusic
MafiaMusic

get both an X360 and a PS3? May I ask WHAT the point of a 360 is if you have a PS3? No blurry and 360 sure as heck doesn't have any worthwhile games that aren't on PS3. I can't think of a single exclusive title on 360 worth mentioning in 2012. Yeah, halo 4 in that september window month when you guys drop your 1 exclusive for the year. :lol: what else? List warz commenz -Star Hawk -Twisted Metal - Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time -Yakuza: Dead Souls -Tales of Graces -Tales of Xillia -Journey -Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the white witch -The Last of Us -The Last Guardian boy and even then theres still un-dated games like God of War 4, Final Fantasy Versus 13, R*'s Agent, and more that have been CONFIRMED. Buy an X360? Why to spend 300$ to play MULTIPLATS? :lol:

Zero_Echo
Zero_Echo

I am not as excited as I thought I would be. I kinda miss having dozens of off the wall characters with crazy back stories and reasons to enter into the tournament. Everyone driving around in clown masks feels a bit uninspired to me. :(

Zero_Echo
Zero_Echo

@Guster730 I wouldn't use the term peasant to describe MafiaMusic Gus. He after all probably owns a PS3, and we know he has access to the internet. They haven't upgraded to the internet down at the mud pits yet. On a serious note, I thought that games had to go platinum before AAA status, not just Gold.

Guster730
Guster730

@MafiaMusic Or you could just get both and not be a buttmad fanboy. You peasant.