Twisted Metal to include Twisted Metal Black

Initial production run of vehicular combat series' PS3 debut to feature free downloadable copy of PS2 predecessor's original offline version.

Those who plunk down for the latest Twisted Metal will be able to take an older model of the franchise for a spin as well. In a post on the PlayStation Blog today, codirector David Jaffe announced that the first run of Twisted Metal for the PlayStation 3 would include vouchers to download 2001's Twisted Metal Black.

Sweet Tooth apparently traded in the ice cream truck for a new set of wheels.

Twisted Metal Black was the first PlayStation 2 installment in the franchise and, as the name suggests, employed a darker tone and atmosphere than previous versions on the original PlayStation. Although Black was rereleased the following year with online multiplayer support as a promotion for the PS2 network adapter peripheral, Jaffe said the version included with the first printing of Twisted Metal would be the original, offline edition.

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 Jaffe and many of the series' original developers 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 the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Twisted Metal.

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mastergundam
mastergundam

@MOwens9512 i did not troll, get your fact straight idiot. SCEA is a publisher here, they did not develop this game.

XanderZane
XanderZane

This game is going to be awesome, but I'm going to wait to get it. I just have way to much to play right now. SSX, Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amular are going to eat up a significant amount of my time.

MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

blood drive is similar to this game except its very hard to control the cars in blood drive and the game is impossible to find. the cars go flying tons of feet in the air lol but after u get use to it its a ok game.

MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

they been working on this a long time so i hope it pays off and they dont sell out and make a crap game because some of the first twisted metals were the best car games ever and then the controls got sloppy and sluggish when that other company took over. i think this ones going to be great. black was a great game

Ultimate39
Ultimate39

@MEDzZ3RO No, its like those PS2/PS1 classics.

xwest06
xwest06

That's a great idea to add Twisted Metal:Black with this copy of the game. This being so people who are new to the franchise can get a background of Twisted Metal. :)

lilflex1
lilflex1

i let one of my friends borrow this game and all i got back was the case guess this is a good game

MOwens9512
MOwens9512

@mastergundam lol thank you for the obvious trolling statement. Appreciate the "wit." I know it must have taking a considerable effort to come up with that. Cheers to you.

RavageCobra
RavageCobra

If it were published by EA, they'll "forget" to put in codes in their copies for Black and make up for it by letting everyone buy a map pack that's probably already on disc a week early.

garrybubba
garrybubba

I remember Twisted metal Black being heavily censored In a lot of countries (the UK where I live being one) Wonder if we actually get the character Bios and Cutscenes this time around.

itchyflop
itchyflop

@Lipniceredeemer what a game!! they should remake that, awesome game. and speed devils

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Sony never fails to disappoint with it's big hitters. Quality.

skullomania2
skullomania2

That's why I own both systems. Twisted metal was my first PS game. Can't wait for this one!

nin1337
nin1337

Online Twisted Metal. Heh.

nin1337
nin1337

Sweet Tooth needs to be in the ice cream truck

asmoddeuss
asmoddeuss

It says SCEA is the publisher not the developer.

mastergundam
mastergundam

@MOwens9512: Sony does not develop this game...idiot...

ninja-legend
ninja-legend

I was sick of car combat games when Twisted Metal Black came out. I played twisted 1 and 2 as well as Vigilante 8 so much during the PS1 era, I was burnt out. I was thinking about picking this new Twisted Metal up, and this is just icing on the cake.

MOwens9512
MOwens9512

I will say this, one area Sony seems to be doing well in is putting out new games of a series (be it a reboot or continuation) and adding older versions to give those who missed out a chance to check out its roots. I definitely hope they keep up a positive trend like this.

Gater29
Gater29

Sweet! Black is the one Twisted Metal I never got my hands on. This is awesome news!

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@aniemouse Off topic, I know.... "Fanboyism" aside, it has to be said I can't think of a real reason to own a 360 now. I have one and it hasn't been used in months. If you're not into Gears Of War and Halo what does it really offer that the others don't? The Wii, PS3 and even PC are getting a much stronger flow of first party titles including new IPs as of late but the 360 doesn't seem to be getting anything. If Microsoft lost Gears as an exclusive they'll be in big trouble, the sad truth is it's quite likely too now the trilogy is over and that Epic own the IP. Granted, if you're a huge motion control gamer, Microsoft are doing loads with Kinect..... great? Back on topic, does anybody know if Black will have trophy support? I assume so on the basis Frontline did.

zzamaro
zzamaro

@RE4GreatesGame "The power of Blu-ray baby!" It clearly says it will be a voucher code.

ShadowMoses900
ShadowMoses900

Twisted Metal is going to be awesome! The gameplay trailers look awesome and I'm sure the online will be great aswell.

aniemouse
aniemouse

man i cant wait why anyone would own a xbox is beyond me, any store you walk into and say hey im looking for a xbox they should say ok, take your money and kick you in the balls and call it even

gino_pachino
gino_pachino

when i see a video like this that make me laugh when i read:ps3 title suck........LOL at you fanboyz

Master_ShakeXXX
Master_ShakeXXX

I have no doubt that Twisted Metal and Diablo 3 will be the most addictive and fun multiplayer games of 2012. Can't wait to get my hands on them!!!!!

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

i was going to comment on something about battlefield 3's free game promotion...but the trailer made me completly forget everything i was going to say lol i'm to go listen to rob zombie now

Ares360
Ares360

They should seriously just make a collectors edition with sweet tooth's ice cream truck, can't wait for this!

GHost_De0nte
GHost_De0nte

I dont know what to say, just epic, an old franchise returns!!! I always thought what happened to Twisted Metal, now my questions are answered, ITS BACK!!!

y3ivan
y3ivan

@Spacerac at the first place, it was Sony Motion Picture who supported SOPA.

REDDSouljah420
REDDSouljah420

The Brothers Grimm monster trucks look so damn cool haha

lewishim666
lewishim666

This game will be the best game of 2012. I'm glad to see that they're taste in music hasn't changed. The only thing that was good about TM3 and TM4 was the music. 989 studios wrecked Twisted Metal and Jet Moto.

prajoedi
prajoedi

01:58 the world dont give a crap about you, because this is crap.

Spacerac
Spacerac

Sony just did yet another good deed and (along with Nintendo and EA) withdrew their support from SOPA. That is, at the very least the game division of Sony doesn't support it anymore.

icetone
icetone

returning the favor of the world not giving a crap about you in 2 14 12

boobush
boobush

The PS2 game left me so disturbed... I just wanna play this one b/c my "disturbia" is now a craving :s

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

@daub11 Since when does the 360 have better graphics? :lol: GPU, yes, developers, LMAO Halo

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

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quicksilver_03
quicksilver_03

Wow this is like hitting 2 birds in 1 stone. So does this mean that the Twisted Metal: Black will be released as a refreshed PS3 HD? I will definitely buy this game. Blu-ray + 2 games + PS3 Exclusive = WINNER!!!

Devil90X
Devil90X

this is fcking awesome i cant wait

jimmytaker
jimmytaker

OH GOD....!!!! I WAS WONDERING HOW TO GET BLACK ON PS3.... CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!

BadMrSnake
BadMrSnake

I'd rather have TM3, the best of the series! This game is gonna suck

ROMSES
ROMSES

I still have good memories from playing twisted metal 4 on PSone , so I just hope that everything will be awesome like it was back then, with more blood, good stories and car crashes, so can't wait for TM and TMB)