Twisted Metal: No love for EU release, out of Jaffe’s hands

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We have some more information for you regarding the European delay of Twisted Metal due to localization issues. The game will be delayed in that region, but still coming out as planned in the US. We now have a confirmation of release dates for those areas.

If you missed the news regarding Twisted Metal, we can remind you briefly by saying that David Jaffe and his team had to suffer a EU delay, due the content of some cut scenes being too violent for European legislation boards.

We previously told you that the game may now be delayed in Europe until March 1st, but now we have a fresh indication from Jaffe himself, that the game will actually be releasing on Wednesday March 7th. For US gamers on the other hand, the release plans are still in tact and you’ll be able to pick up the game on Valentine’s Day – February 14th.

”@GamersZone93TM Game will be released in SCEE territories on March 7th.”

Unfortunately, there won’t be much love shown for EU gamers, as it now means that you’ll receive the game almost one month later, which could be deemed unacceptable for fans of the franchise in the UK and other parts of Europe.

On a side note, you may want to check out one particularly amusing video interview with David Jaffe with GamesRadar. He explains the thinking behind the decision to release on Valentine’s day, plus there’s also a sneak peek look at the local split screen mode, which looks devilishly good.

Gamers in the UK are used to getting shunted when it comes to new game releases, but what are your thoughts on having to wait almost a month after the US get it? We’ve seen one of the cutscenes in question and the level of violence really doesn’t deserve a delay in our opinion. Games like Manhunt maybe, but not Twisted Metal for heaven’s sake. At the end of the day, those of you who really want to play the game at launch can just import a US version, so it isn’t the end of the world.

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