European players will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on Twisted Metal. The game was scheduled to be released on February 14th 2012, but has now been delayed for a couple of weeks due to localisation taking a little longer than expected. A new release date hasn’t been finalised but the game’s US release date of February 14th is still in place.
The European disc will also contain a slightly edited version of the game, something which David Jaffe, has taken to GAF to address:
99% of the cuts were in the movies and the movies are still intact and I sat with the editor- who was the same editor of the American movies- and we went thru and addressed the notes from Europe and made sure the stories still worked. And to be fair, there have not been that many cuts.
For example, in the scene we’ve released on the net from the intro- where the girl stabs Tooth in the eye- the SCEE version has this but we cut away right before the scissors make contact with Tooth’s face. It’s CLEAR what she’s doing and I think we even keep the sound effects in and such- but the last few frames are gone.
The story itself tho totally works and- for some folks even who tend to think this kinda stuff plays better left to your imagination anyway- perhaps it even works better.