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Twisted Metal – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it

Submitted by on Tuesday, 26 April 2011No Comment

You know the characters: Sweet Tooth, Axel, Mr. Grimm, etc. They’re all coming back exclusively to PS3 owners this October in the appropriately titled Twisted Metal.

‘Broken’ is a perfect way to characterize the game’s collection of sociopaths, of which the latest trailer is absolute proof.

The Twisted Metal franchise that has been connected to the PlayStation brand since the beginning.

Sometimes when a franchise makes a return from a long break the developers feel the need for a reboot. There are a number of reasons why such drastic measures are considered, not the least of which is a great leap in graphical capabilities.

Essentially the industry and perhaps more importantly consumer tastes have transformed and a franchise must choose to either adapt to a more contemporary beat or carry on with largely the same formula which has afforded it the opportunity to develop a modern iteration in the first place.

For Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe and Eat Sleep Play have apparently decided against a dramatic change in the gameplay mechanics. Of course the game will feature updated looks but fans of the series will not be fundamentally confused by what they play.

In light of the recent release of Mortal Kombat one might say that Twisted Metal is intended to embrace the aspects that made past iterations great in the same way that NetheRealm Studios did. In fact Twisted Metal will even bring back their signature live-action cut scenes, as dated as the narrative technique is.

Yes, fans can rest assured that the classic automobile warfare of relative yesteryear will be available on a current generation PlayStation in all of its glory. While there isn’t much of a rich story to be told by the franchise, there is sure to be plenty of fan service included when the game is released this October.

Let us know what you think of the trailer and what your hopes are for the game.