Twisted Metal Returns To The Playstation 2

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It’s amazing how after all these years Sony is going back to its roots. Not only that, but they are going back to the PS2 with Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition. Here’s a long detailed release from Sony:

The First Title from the New Design Studio, Eat Sleep Play(TM),
Delivers Fast-paced Vehicular Combat and Much More

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment
America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of the
highly-anticipated Twisted Metal(R): Head On: Extra Twisted Edition, available
exclusively for PlayStation(R)2. Developed by Eat Sleep Play(TM), the new
design studio co-founded by the original creators of the Twisted Metal(R)
franchise, David Jaffe and Scott Campbell, Twisted Metal(R): Head On: Extra
Twisted Edition, marks the return of the original vehicular combat game, and
extends the reign of the longest-running PlayStation-exclusive franchise of
When the original Twisted Metal(R) was released in 1995, it introduced an
array of fully-destructible battlegrounds and lethal machines, equipped with a
variety of weaponry, designed to reduce the competition to scrap metal. Now,
along with the vehicles and environments from the PSP(R)
(PlayStation(R)Portable)version of Twisted Metal(R): Head-On, Twisted Metal:
Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition lets players reminisce with classic characters
and arenas of the past and offers up the “Lost” levels, built from the
never-released Twisted Metal: Black(R) sequel.
“Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition returns to its roots and
combines the perfect blend of gameplay and bonus content to deliver what I
believe is the best Twisted Metal ever,” said Jeff Reese, director, software
marketing, SCEA. “A tremendous value at only $19.99, this title also
demonstrates our continued commitment to providing new and compelling content
to PlayStation 2.”
With over eight million copies of previous Twisted Metal titles sold and
legions of loyal fans worldwide, this latest edition also includes a
comprehensive collection of bonus features, creating a “must-have” collectible
for Twisted Metal followers. For the first time ever, in the “Sweet Tour”
mode, players will be able to take the evil face of the franchise, Sweet
Tooth, out of his ice cream truck and take direct control of him as they
explore a new level on foot and learn factoids about the Twisted Metal
franchise. Also included with the title is a documentary on the Twisted Metal
franchise, the never-before-seen “Lost Ending Movies” from the editing room
floor of the final version of the original Twisted Metal, a special online
download code to access the “Twisted Metal Symphony” — a collection of the
team’s favorite music and voice over selects, and an art booklet featuring
never-released Twisted Metal concept art that provides insight into the
demented evolution of the franchise.

About Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition
Destruction is at the game’s core. The latest installment in the
multi-million selling franchise provides a variety of gameplay options as
gamers can go head-to-head or compete against the Artificial Intelligence
(AI). Players will deliver devastation in a variety of battle arenas as they
strap themselves into one of several destructive machines equipped with
machine guns, turbo boosts and special attacks unique to each vehicle.
Players can choose between several modes of play, all designed to test
their mettle in the car combat arena. Challenge Mode allows drivers to choose
their vehicle, the arena and a host of Artificial Intelligence (AI) controlled
enemies before being sent into battle, while in Story Mode, drivers choose
their vehicles before progressing through a series of increasingly difficult
arenas. For the ultimate gauntlet, Endurance Mode provides drivers with an
endless onslaught of punishment in the form of AI controlled opponents — in a
battle to the end. Additionally, players have the option of single-player or
two-player split-screen battles, where friends become enemies in the heat of
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates
Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition “T” for “Teen”. For more
information about the ESRB, visit

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