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'Twisted Metal' delayed in Europe

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Twisted Metal will be delayed for its European release.

The game's director David Jaffe addressed the delay through online forum NeoGaf, stating it is due to localization and slight censorship required for the European version.

"Since [Twisted Metal] has never been a big seller outside of America, I guess it didn't make sense to have a whole bunch of different discs for each country (i.e. Germany gets disc ver. 3, UK gets disc ver 6, etc.)" Jaffe wrote.

"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 through and addressed the notes from Europe and made sure the stories still worked.

"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."

Jaffe added: "The story itself tho (sic) 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 [the] delay - yeah, it sucks too. Localization [is] just taking a touch longer."

Twisted Metal was originally scheduled for release in Europe on February 14. In Jaffe's post, he says that he heard March 1 as a possible new release date, but could not confirm it with certainty.

PlayStation 2 title Twisted Metal: Black will be given away free with all new copies of the game.

A beta for Twisted Metal's multiplayer released on PlayStation Network earlier this week.

> Twisted Metal cover art revealed

Watch a trailer for Twisted Metal below:

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