When we were first starting Twisted Metal:Head On-Extra Twisted Edition, one of the major goals was to cram the game with so many exciting features that players would know right away that this was so much more than a simple port. We wanted people to flip the game box over and be floored by how much cool stuff was inside. I love it when I buy a game or DVD and the thing almost FEELS heavier because it’s just stuffed with features and bonus content. And that’s the experience we’ve tried to deliver to folks who pick up our new game. Just check out what this thing has:
- The Core Game Itself- Yep, the hit PSP game – Twisted Metal:Head On – is now on PS2. And now it’s running at 60 frames/second, has improved textures and art, and even has a new level created specifically for this version (Transylvania Castle). Check it out:
- The Lost Levels – Four brand new levels straight out of the dark, demented world of Twisted Metal: Black. These levels are designed with two player deathmatch in mind and I think they are some of the best Twisted levels we have ever made. My favorites are Suburban Terror and Stadium Slaughter. Here’s a sneak peek:
A Note to Old School Gamers: can you tell where the inspiration for the ‘car combat amid a series of low walls’ area of the stadium level comes from?
- The Twisted Metal Symphony- folks who purchase the game will get a free code to let them download a free copy of The Twisted Metal Symphony. TMS is a compilation soundtrack of the greatest musical tracks from TM1, TM2, TM:BLACK, and TM:HEAD ON. Yes, old school TM fans, Rooftops from TM1 WILL be on there!
- A Continuous Suicide Of Reason: The Art Of Twisted Metal- a pack in art booklet filled with concept art dating back to the very first Twisted Metal game. Check out some shots:
- The Dark Past- A 30 minute documentary tracing the history of Twisted Metal, the struggles the team went through in making the games, the success, the failures, the fans,etc. Heck, we even touch on what went wrong with TM3 and Tm4 and what the original team REALLY feels about those games. It’s a nice little doc that- I feel- is much more honest than the usual ‘making of’ puff pieces you see ubn a lot of games these days.
- Sweet Tour- This is where you get to take control of Sweet Tooth himself and run him around some levels built for Twisted Metal: Black 2. As you run around, you find icons you can collect. Each icon opens up concept art and behind the scenes information about the making of the series.
- The Lost Ending Movies- Back in 1995, I wrote and directed some live action end movies for the very first Twisted Metal. Because they were deemed too sexist and too violent, they never saw the light of day. But it’s 2008 now and what was once offensive is now just- to most folks- cheesy and charming. So these flicks are on the disc for folks to finally judge for themselves if they are cinematic masterpieces or the final proof of my total lack of talent. I’m sure you’ll let me know which.
To me, that’s one pretty packed disc you know? So I’ve been excited for months about the value I feel we’re bringing not only to Twisted fans, but to action game and multiplayer fans as well. And then, just the other day, Sony confirmed how much the thing was going to cost … and at $19.99 I was thrilled!
Yep, less that 20 bucks for what I feel is a darn good package for action gamers everywhere! Twenty bucks for a port of a hit game is a good deal on its own. Toss in all this extra stuff and – I hope you agree – you’re talking about one sweet deal.
Oh, and have I mentioned that buried deep within this mammoth package is the answer to a question that TM fans have been asking us for quite a while now? No? Oh, well now I have. But good luck finding it! It’s buried pretty deep!
Ok, back soon to post some gameplay vids of the title! Thanks for taking the time to check up out! The game launches in February! Hope you give us a shot!