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Twisted Metal creator Dave Jaffe is nothing if not loquacious, offering up tons of intriguing details regarding his new PS3 reboot of the Twisted Metal series and the history of the franchise in general at his Comic-Con presentation.Here are some of the highlights:- Jaffe says the game will mark a return of the live-action cutscenes of the original Twisted Metal. He says the team examined a number of options for the cinematics, but felt that many other directions, like comic-influenced cutscenes (Infamous) or CG cutscenes (Blizzard) had been perfected by other developers. He even showed off some props used in the filming of the live action scenes- The single-player campaign can be played with Sweet Tooth, Dollface, or Mr. Grimm. Each character will have three different endings, for a total of nine end custscenes- The game will NOT feature any 3D display or PlayStation Move control capabilities- Multiplayer will feature two and four-player split screen, as well as online splitscreen- He's added a non-playable gunner character to each vehicle, as well as a host of new special weapons. The sniper weapons are the first time in series history that Twisted Metal has had one-hit kills. Jaffe also suggested that, while the gunner character will not be playable out of the box, that is something the team could add through DLC at a later date- With regards to DLC, Jaffe said you will get your money's worth. Every DLC pack will include things like new characters and new features, not just simple skins or other non-essential items- The game will be rated T for Teen. Jaffe pointed out that the M-rated Twisted Metal: Black was the worst-selling in series history. He said he was willing to sacrifice an M rating in order to ensure the biggest community of online players possible- Many of the game's storylines are inspired by Jaffe's real life experiences. For example, the saga of Dollface is partly inspired by his recent divorce and the Mr. Grimm saga speaks to Jaffe's warm memories of his father- Hollywood superproducer Avi Arad (Iron Man, X-Men, Spider-Man series) has purchased the movie rights to Twisted Metal. In addition to a possible blockbuster, Jaffe also wants to produce a budget, '80s slasher inspired Sweet Tooth movie to be released on PlayStation Network
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yeah this looks awesome except the t rating
Awesome, sounds like it's gonna bring back memories of old. And with a T rating, they can still get away with some pretty dark and/or brutal stuff.
The king of car combat is back!! so much memories go back. The game (so far) looks like its going to be the best yet. Online split-screen =awesome. would love a twisted metal movie!!!! so happy they finally brought this masterpiece back.
A lot can be done with a T rating just look at Batman Arkham Asylum
WTF! only 3 characters for single player! If they dont include Spector, i will be very upset!
So...you can only play through the single player with three characters, or are those only the ones they've already announced with more on the way? Because I would want to play through with Axel.
This game is gonna be great! Plus I also wouldn't mind seeing that Sweet Tooth movie on for the Playstation Store.
I bet there will be a fourth faction headed up by Minion. It makes sense.
single player sounds lame i have this on reserve at gamestop and i think im going to get my $30 back.
Sweet Tooth slasher movie is pure win in my opinion.
Sounds good to me.
Haha, Live action cut scenes returning. So much win right there.
Good desicion on the T-rating, it's the most flexible and profitable field.
Only three character singleplayer? Well, I'm sure some downloaded characters will fix that right up.
All in all, it sounds like they're doing the right thing with this new Twisted Metal.
Gonna keep an eye on it.
LAME, the more news that surfaces out of this the worse it gets. Part of the fun of Twisted Metal was selecting any one of the lunatic drivers and their sweet looking vehicles. Having only 3 in the campaign is weak.
So what Black was the worst selling of any in the series, it didnt help that it had to follow up 2 mediocre releases. Besides, since when are M rated games that come out nowadays not assured of sales? Ratings dont seem to mean nearly as much as they did way back when, seeing as to how ALL the people who played TM are probably old enough to buy a M rated game I think TM: Black 2 woulda been a hit.
Your getting soft Jaffe. Your trying to innovate the genre where it doesnt need it (its friggin car combat, silly awesome fun) and sacrificing the things that made the series fun to begin with. Just put me in a *** ice cream truck with missiles and let me blow up the Eiffel Tower again.
So basically what he's saying is that there's three completely different campaigns, not just playing through the same campaign with different cars. That actually seems pretty cool to me. I hope they release more characters though.
Live action cutscenes? I remember clearly that Jaffe clearly said he wouldn't do any live action crap I mean wh even attempt after the original ones were horrible and a T rating Black was amazing with its dark atmosphere and cinimatics and only 3 characters I know that they will have 3 endings and can change vehicles and all but the other games had at least more than 10 in each game. I still am looking foward to this and will get it day one but this recent announcement just has me worried thats all I sure the best choices will be made for the game.
David Jaffe sacrificing the M rating. Wow.
Wow, did not expect a T rating. The E3 video did not even seem like a T rated title. So grim.
oh man! I love that game! ^-^
Crappy live-action cutscenes. Teen Rating. Only 3 characters for single player.