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Twisted Metal demo release confirmation, campaign honesty

We have a update to bring you now on the upcoming PS3 exclusive Twisted Metal. Details on the game have definitely been on the quiet side over the last few months, but with a release coming in just a months time, expect to hear a lot more from SweetTooth and co.

After being the surprise announcement from E3 2010, Twisted Metal was originally scheduled to release in October last year. However, Eat Play Sleep, the company created by David Jaffe decided that the game will benefit from further development and a new date is now scheduled worldwide for Feburary 14th.

Some surprising news on the game trickled out over the weekend, as David Jaffe revealed to a fan that if PS3 owners are buying Twisted Metal primarily for its single player campaign, then they should perhaps try renting the game first rather than buying it. You won’t need us to tell you that this brutal honesty is a rare occurence in the gaming industry these days, especially with the likes of Activision charging expensive sums of money for Call of Duty DLC packs, and EA trying to get away with not including Battlefield 1943 for all Battlefield 3 owners on PS3, although they ultimately gave in after consumer pressure.

Here is a portion of what David Jaffe, also creator of the God of War games had to say on Twitter:

”The game- I feel- is well worth the asking price BUT that’s for folks who love the MP (local same couch 2-4 player split screen or online MP ((1 player full screen online, 2 player split screen online)) )…If you are buying the new TM ONLY or MOSTLY for campaign, might I suggest a rental?”

He added that although the single-player campaign featured in Twisted Metal is the ‘biggest’ that they had ever done, he confirmed that the main focus of the game will be Twisted Metals’ online multiplayer mode. We take our hats off to Jaffe here, although we have a feeling that this may be a day-one purchase for most of you anyway, give the popularity of the legendary franchise.

On a side note, we can also confirm that a demo is coming for Twisted Metal before release. Jaffe confirmed this in another tweet, but he wasn’t sure what date the demo will become available since this side usually depends on when Sony decides to put it on the store. Expect it soon though since we don’t have long to wait until the game is out.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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