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Twisted Metal Gets a Free Limited Edition Upgrade

Buy a first print of the game and you'll also get Twisted Metal Black.

Twisted Metal fans that decide to purchase the upcoming PlayStation 3 release brand new will find something a little extra in the box. That’s because the first printing of Twisted Metal is getting a free “Limited Edition” upgrade that includes a download voucher for the critically acclaimed Twisted Metal Black for PS2. Sony just recently started releasing PS2 games on the PSN store, but this is the first new game to come with a voucher for a title that appeared on Sony’s previous console.

As Jaffe states in a video on the PlayStation blog, the version of Twisted Metal Black is the original edition that came out in 2001, meaning that the game won’t have an online component (Black got an online edition later on), and it’s not an HD version. “Black was the first time where we started getting into that darker world of Twisted Metal, and it’s kind of a look back to see where that all began,” he says.

Jaffe has stated his hesitance at going the online pass route with his new game, but he also admitted that the decision is out of his hands. Could this voucher be a compromise between the notoriously strong-willed director and Sony? Whether Twisted Metal utilizes an online pass or not is still undisclosed, but you can pick up the game with the download voucher for Twisted Metal Black on Valentine’s Day 2012 when the game launches.



Patrick Kijek Contributing Writer

12/29/2011 at 02:49 AM

That's nice that I'll finally be able to get a copy of TM:Black. I'm still awaiting the copy, which I sent for in the mail over 10 years ago (if my quick guess is correct). I even contacted Sony, so maybe they finally have realized the error of their ways!

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

12/29/2011 at 03:29 AM

When I first got my PlayStation 2, the first game I got for it was Twisted Metal: Black. Except for Super Mario 64, best first game for a console ever!

Julian Titus Senior Editor

12/29/2011 at 10:27 AM

Twisted Metal Black was my introduction to the series, as the first 4 games didn't appeal to me. I loved the darker aesthetic, and the level designs were great.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

12/29/2011 at 10:53 AM

So, is this essentially a preorder bonus? If so, that's a pretty awesome one. The best I've seen really.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

12/29/2011 at 11:23 AM

Even better, because you don't have to preorder. Just get a copy close to the launch and it should be in there. Of course, if the game bombs, you'll still see these copies in the bargain bin.

Nick DiMola Director

12/29/2011 at 11:45 AM

Sweet bonus. I already have Black and Head-On, but I wouldn't mind a digital copy of Black for my PS3.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

12/29/2011 at 02:06 PM

And yet you don't like free GBA games on your 3DS! Dun dun dun...

Nick DiMola Director

12/29/2011 at 05:15 PM

This one won't cost me $80.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

12/29/2011 at 09:10 PM

We'll have to argue about this at some point.

Rob Ottone Staff Alumnus

12/29/2011 at 10:01 PM

Anyone who prefers TM Black over TM 2 is insane. #boldstatement

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

12/29/2011 at 10:41 PM

Then I must be crazy because I think Twisted Metal: Black is the best one in the series. Twisted Metal 2 is second place.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

12/30/2011 at 11:17 AM

I just didn't care much for the car combat genre that was so hot in the 90s. Twisted Metal Black was the one exception, and I'll probably be skipping the new one. It fell flat for me at E3.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

12/30/2011 at 12:15 PM

@ Rob and Esteban - I'll go so far as to say that the only game in the franchise I really enjoyed was TM 2.

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