Twisted Metal has been Sony’s hallmark franchise for two generations of Playstation consoles. A mixture of racing, arena combat and some extremely black comedy, the series will stalwart Sweet Tooth was basically Sony’s mascot during the mid-to-late 90s. Since then, Twisted Metal has pretty much fallen off the radar with the latest release of Twisted Metal: Head On for the PS2 in 2008. The series has evaded the Playstation 3 up to this date. This is something that developer Eat Sleep Play hopes to correct with a big-budget revival.
David Jaffe announced thatTwisted Metal will not be released on October 4 as expected. He wrote:
Ok, so now…the bad news. Or at least the ‘news that seems bad at first but after you read the rest of my post I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s actually fantastic news’ news. So here it is:
We’re not shipping Twisted Metal October 4th, 2011. We’re going to miss our date. We’re going to be late.
Sony has been – and remains – a super supportive champion and collaborator on this title and all of us at Eat Sleep Play are so grateful that their patience and generosity will allow us the extra time needed to polish our demented baby until it shines.
The post continues on and clarifies that the game could be ready to ship in October, but Eat Sleep Play does not want to deliver an unfinished product. As such, the developer has elected to delay the release until “early 2012”
However, Jaffe emphasizes that Eat Sleep Play is looking to release, “. . . the best Twisted Metal ever made.”