Twisted Metal: Hardcore fans may want to get US version

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We have some important news for our readers in Europe who are planning to pick up or pre-order a copy of highly anticipated PS3 exclusive Twisted Metal. The game has unfortunately received a small release delay, but we also have confirmation of content cuts in the European version of the game as well.

Twisted Metal is a franchise known for its odd shades of violence now and again, but it looks like some material featured in the upcoming PS3 game have been deemed too violent by legislation boards. As a result, main man David Jaffe has revealed that the SCEE has cut out some content featured in cutscenes in the European version, so you now may want to make the decision on whether to import the US version instead.

Firstly, it’s important to note that the content cuts were apparently out of David Jaffe’s hands, as if it was down to him, the game would be unchanged for all regions. One particular example of some cuts that will be taken from the EU version can be seen in the intro movie in the game’s story mode. There’s one scene where a girl stabs SweetTooth in the eye and according to Jaffe on Neogaf forums, you won’t see the actual moment when the scissors connect with his face, but all the sound effects are still in tact. We’ve found the video of this below to show how this scene will look in the US version.

Nothing too major here for us, but like we said above, those hardcore fans who want the game in its original state may want to pick up the US version instead. As for the delay, the game will no longer be coming out in February, but will release sometime in March and Jaffe has even hinted that the new date could be March 1st, although not 100% confirmed yet.

What are your thoughts on this? Will you now be searching for an import in light of the cuts being made to the EU version? The game is looking great regardless, we just hope that story mode lives up to expectations following on from the news that online multiplayer will take preference.

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