Twisted Metal launching February 14

Eat Sleep Play vehicular combat revival gets a new release date; demented driver Dollface featured in new trailer.

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It's shaping up to be a pretty grim Valentine's Day for gamers. Sega has already set February 14 as the launch date for Binary Domain, a third-person shooter about humanity's subjugation by its own robotic creations. Now Sony has pinned the same date down for Twisted Metal, the latest entry in its sinister vehicular combat series featuring a cast of crazed characters with a serious bloodlust.

Twisted Metal may make for a memorable Valentine's Day.

Eat Sleep Play cofounder David Jaffe revealed the new date in a video message on the PlayStation Blog. Originally set for an October 4 debut, Twisted Metal was delayed earlier this month, with Jaffe saying at the time that the game wasn't ready, but the postponement would allow the team to "polish our demented baby until it shines."

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 the new trailer featuring Dollface below, or GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

51 comments
MooMooChicken
MooMooChicken

Why do I think that this game's Multiplayer will Lag on a regular basis?

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

This game is pure love!!, the date fits perfectly. Seems we already have one of the hit exclusives next year...

Rsoub
Rsoub

i allready told my girlfreind that she must buy to me twisted metal as gift for valantine

blancobo
blancobo

I hope it kick's ass! The game looks sweet on the weapons part. Hope fully it will also look to be fast! Finally what is your take on the game's graphics? I can't stop thinking they look a liiiitle out dated?!?! What game engine could they be using for this?

soulless4now
soulless4now

Haha that would be the best Valentine's Day present ever!

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

of all days they could have release this game they choose that day

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

Australia's release date will be the 16th (Thursday). Which is a good thing, because my girlfriend won't smash my balls to pieces.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

Sucks because I was waiting for this game, but if they need more time I understand....but not all the time does more time work out(DUKE NUKEM)

JohnF111
JohnF111

@franzito Rather a delay than a buggy release :) I cannot wait i want it quite a lot now.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

This may be awkward if I start dating before then. Either way, day one pickup. How could I not? Axel.

franzito
franzito

Loved the vid! Nasty fun!

franzito
franzito

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Taix34
Taix34

Nothing like saying i love you with a new twisted metal :)

DP1130
DP1130

TM is the sole reason I owned a PS 1 and PS 2 (owned for a few months to play TM Black). Just bought a PS 3 so I have access to TM. I am a little disappointed with the many sweet tooths rather than the one, and the gang theme. I'm ok with change, but this doesn't seem very TM. TM shines with racers all competing for their own dark purposes. More interesting to learn more about Sweet Tooth and his twisted character, but, gang of Sweet Tooths? Where's Batman? /facepalm.

AndRes09able
AndRes09able

I love TM... for all us old school gamers this title will bring back countless memories of staying up late and parents having to get up to tell us to keep it down...i cant wait see the the polishd version on VDay

Anime_Fan1986
Anime_Fan1986

I wonder how many dates will be stood up because of this game lol.

Doomrul
Doomrul

too many gatling guns ...

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

I am SO glad Jaffe would rather post pone it for 4 months then release a sub-par Twisted game. He knows die-hards like me have been eagerly awaiting this title to wanna give us a haphazard half-assed game. Thank you Jaffe! Though it's a damn shame I can't play my beloved TM in Oct like I had planned, I now have to come up with an excuse as to why my g/f won't be getting anything for Valentines Day.

grunt_reaper
grunt_reaper

It looks like its going to be complete chaos. I can't wait!

dah_master
dah_master

Looks more polished than when i last saw..The explosions have more effects than last time. Keep up the good work!

BloodMist
BloodMist

I've been waiting for this one for so god damned long.It looks like it'll be one of the most fun multiplayer games around.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

It has been a long wait for Twisted metal of Playstation 3. So valentines day is excellent day to release this.

Koi-Neon-X
Koi-Neon-X

Buying "Twisted Metal" on the PS3 will bring back great memories: playing "Twisted Metal" and "Twisted Metal 2" on the PS1 and "Twisted Metal: Black" on the PS2. This one is long overdue, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

servb0ts
servb0ts

Smart Move. If you get dumped on Valentines Day take your agression online lol. :P

strayfies
strayfies

God I can't wait. Black was amazing, and I loved 1 & 2. I haven't anticipated a title like this in a long time.

Stinger78
Stinger78

@AFiercePancake - Twisted Metal is what got me to buy a PlayStation, with 2 being one of my favorite games of all time. Black was a good reason to have a PS2, Head-On got me to buy a PSP, and "Twisted on PSTHREE" was enough to get me to get a PS3. @andrew_dueck - the main issue I have with this one is that the main story/focus for single player is only on 3 main characters, at least that's what I've understood so far. It's quite a departure from 2, Black and Head-On. That, alone, was one of my main reasons for being hesitant about this one. I hope any DLC would include stories for more, but we'll have to wait and see.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

If this game has a proper story mode, like Black, I'll bite. If it's a generic multi-player focused car-combat game, I won't. I loved the twisted stories, and they had better come back. Mr. Grimm's Vietnam one was always my favorite. What made this series great was the charisma, I don't want a "Sweet Tooth gang vs. Doll Face gang: pick whatever car you want!" game.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

One of the main reasons I bought one. I cannot freaking wait!!

AFiercePancake
AFiercePancake

I'll probably get a PS3 just for this. It looks like endless fun.

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

The perfect release date! Forget Valentine's day, bring on the carnage!!!!!

aaaaaa12
aaaaaa12

will be the best car combat game ever.

aganinja
aganinja

soon soon just gonna play ACR SAINT ROW THE 3RD UC3 RE ORC DEAD ISLAND DEUS EX SKYRIM AND RESISTANCE 3 TILL it comes out .__________.

tgchan
tgchan

carmageddon> twisted metal but still nice thing before new carma CARMAGEDDON 4EVER!

Voltron9000
Voltron9000

Can't wait looks like a refreshing change from the endless sea of fps's coming out every other week

Stinger78
Stinger78

@shemrom - the first Twisted Metal game contained a "big rig" known as "Darkside". To me, the last 2 Death Race(s) were as close as we've been to a TM movie, which, in turn would also be similar to a Carmageddon movie.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Well, Well, the Darkness 2 and Twisted Metal are both coming out in Feb. which means I will be very busy with those two and I will make sure I get the perfect Diamond ring for my Girlfriend. P.S I'm not getting Marry or proposing, just a gift.

Strydarr
Strydarr

What an awesome way to spend Valentine's Day.

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

@zzamaro Buy the game as a gift for your girlfriend. Win-Win :P

some_guy05
some_guy05

i remember playing this game on my ps1 back in the day. i played this sheet for hours. lots of fun

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

looks like Halloween is coming early next year, awww yea!

zzamaro
zzamaro

@Stinger78 Maybe they'll put the original TM on PSN for Halloween day.

shemrom
shemrom

Oh, and they totally took the Big Rig Idea from the newest Death Race...I am so glad that they did.

Jimbowesker
Jimbowesker

No teddy bears or roses or chocolate for ya this Valentines babe!!

zzamaro
zzamaro

@nevershoutnevea Worst yet, on Dalentine's Day.

shemrom
shemrom

Oh god, i wish i had that Big Rig for my Job, i would rule the freaken road!

nevershoutnevea
nevershoutnevea

must buy fer sure..why all good games in one month?! i dont care i will buy it all cos i dont miss a thing xD

zzamaro
zzamaro

This game or a gift for my girlfriend? It's a tough choice.

Stinger78
Stinger78

Too bad it's going to miss a Halloween launch as it would be more special to me if it came out on the 15th anniversary of Twisted Metal 2. Either way, Twisted Metal has been the key "Sony" franchise for me and next February I might finally have a reason to trade "Other OS" for online play.