Well, sometimes these things happen. Sorry.

While Twisted Metal is still on track to launch on February 14 in North America, Eat Sleep Play boss David Jaffe has revealed that the highly anticipated game won't hit European store shelves until March.

Posting in the NeoGAF forums , Jaffe said the delay is due to the "localization taking just a touch longer" than anticipated. He can't give Euro gamers a solid date but he expects it to arrive on the 1st, which would be good news. On the downside, Jaffe did mention a few cuts that had to take place in the European version, cuts that came at the request of SCEE. As you might expect, these mostly involve the game's cut-scenes.

"99 per cent 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."

As for Jaffe's reaction to the cuts- "You think I wanted to change content? F*** no – for a bunch of reasons – f*** no." But of course, it isn't technically his game and he has to follow Sony's guidelines. And it appears SCEE is stricter than SCEA…

Related Game(s): Twisted Metal

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friction
friction
9 years ago

wow that's just stupid, isn't the game already rated adult… a version of this game for australia would be a lot funnier 😛

Naksy
Naksy
9 years ago

So… Where do i buy the US version?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

In the US.

Heh.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Naksy,

I would think that you should be able to find it on Ebay/US, Amazon.US, Newegg.com, or at http://www.Gamestop.com

There's also other stores that have websites such as……
Frys
Hastings
Buy.com
1/2 price.com
Overstock.com
Circuit City or Tiger Direct(same company)
BestBuy

There's a lot more, but that's all I can think of right off the top of my head ATM.

You can also try Googling for more US stores that sell video games too.

Hope that helps

Naksy
Naksy
9 years ago

Thanks BikerSaint (very funny Ben)

I'm from the UK so i really hope i end up with the US version…
I hate it when a game gets cut…

But i should be glad that i don't live in Australia 🙂 (imagine the cut that the game will get there… If they do release it there that is)

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

pretty weak… glad the american version isn't getting gimped.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I enjoy hearing him talk about the development of this game. We need more people like him in the gaming industry. I'm getting this game for the obvious reason that it's going to be amazing but also I think he needs the support of us gamers.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

Am I seriously going to have to import one of the biggest exclusives to come out this year?

To get it when I want it should be here without cuts. I'm am so sick of this. Digital media more expensive, not coming, censored to Australia. When will it end?

StevieRV
StevieRV
9 years ago

im from australia, thank god ill be in hawaii when twisted metal is released so i can buy the US version without importing

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
9 years ago

Sour bout that delay.. Good thing im in the US! Does anyone know if they have orbital?!?! was my favorite character before

___________
___________
9 years ago

eh.
more money in my bank, and more time to finish off ME2 and its DLC.
demo really put me off it too, wasted so many hours staring at server error screens kinda gets boring after a while!
sigh.
one day $ony will learn how to make a online game.
one day……………

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

How strange. And here I was thinking that the US had a lot more strict censorship than us Europeans.