Twisted Metal European release delayed

Posted on Feb 6 2012 - 12:11am by Julius

Bad news for European gamers out there as the release of Twisted Metal, a game franchise that is widely known for its violent gameplay, will be delayed in Europe due to censorship issues. This has been revealed by David Jaffe, the head of the team behind the series.

Replying to an inquiry on the NeoGAF forums, Jaffe said that the game’s launch in Europe will be moved to the beginning of March because of localization efforts. He explained that some content of the game will be cut to make it eligible to some of the continent’s markets.

“Ninety nine percent of the cuts were in the movies and the movies are still intact and I sat with the editor — the same editor of the American movies — and we went through and addressed the notes from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and made sure the stories still worked,” Jaffe said. “And to be fair, there have not been that many cuts.”

One example is where Tooth gets stabbed in the eye by a girl. He said that the scene was cut right before the scissors make contact with the character’s face.

He revealed that small details of the gameplay have been slightly changed.

Sony has not announced the game’s official release date in Europe, but people from other regions will still enjoy the game come Valentine’s Day.

If you still want to enjoy the game, you can order it online on February 14, but you’ll have to shell out more for the shipping fees.


via: The Escapist Magazine

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  1. Bowmanave February 6, 2012 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Well this isn`t great news at all.
    Kinda lame that they bunched everyone here at good ol` Europe together, but oh well, i suppose if this gets things done more cheaper, and the changes are indeed just small, then hopefully it won`t matter. If that makes any sense at all.

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