ESRB Spoils Twisted Metal's Scissor Face-Stabbing

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ESRB Spoils Twisted Metal's Scissor Face-Stabbing



Killing hospital patients. Severed heads. Stabbing people in the face with scissors? Yup, it's a Twisted Metal game.

The new <a href=http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Metal-sony-playstation3/dp/B003O6KWZK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325797606&sr=8-1>Twisted Metal is due to be released next month, which means that the ESRB has finally announced the game's rating. Spoiler alert: The rating starts with "M" and ends with "ature" because it includes crazy violence and swearing.

The Twisted Metal titles have always been known for ultra-violence that's so intense it teeters on the edge of becoming satire, but the new game sounds like it'll be <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7rWiY5obI>turning things all the way up to eleven. Here's the ESRB's ratings summary:

This is a combat racing game in which players assume the role of contestants battling for supremacy in a competition called Twisted Metal. As players drive through urban landscapes, they can use chainsaws, machine guns, flame throwers, and missiles to destroy other vehicles; races are highlighted by realistic gunfire and over-the-top explosions. Players can also choose to run over fleeing pedestrians, resulting in large blood-splatter effects. One mode's objective is to capture enemy leaders; a large blood trail is depicted as screaming characters are dragged behind players' vehicle. A variety of live-action sequences depict more intense acts of violence: a serial killer getting stabbed in the face with scissors; a woman holding a bloodied saw and severed head; a character stabbing hospital patients with a machete; a woman bleeding from the neck and lying on the street. The word "motherf**ker," "sh*t," and "a*shole" can be heard in the dialogue.

That sounds like it's in keeping with the rest of the series, but I'm kind of surprised that <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Tooth_(Twisted_Metal)#Sweet_Tooth>Sweet Tooth isn't mentioned at all.

Twisted Metal is scheduled to hit stores on February 14th. Remember, nothing says "I love you" like flamethrowers and scissors to the face.

Source: ESRB via <a href=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-01-05-esrb-twisted-metal-has-scissor-face-stabbing>Eurogamer

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tzimize

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Only one thing matters. The music.

TM: Black had fucking awful music and a way too dark atmosphere. Bring back the wacky and "happy" metal from TM2 and I'm iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin.

Edit: Also, make it fast. If we have another console pushover catastrophe I'm gonna cry. Its gotta be fast enough to be hard to control. Twister+turbo on rooftops in TM2...hard and fun. That kind of controls please.
 

Micalas

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Some of the stuff the ESRB describes sounds like something you couldn't do in a car. Are there section of gameplay where you're not in the car?
 

LavaLampBamboo

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Micalas said:
Some of the stuff the ESRB describes sounds like something you couldn't do in a car. Are there section of gameplay where you're not in the car?
Those would be the live-action sequences. One would imagine the would be cutscenes.

On a side note, is Twisted Metal really coming out next month? Bloody hell, that game got announced, and then disappeared. They haven't done a great job of building the hype, have they?
 

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Micalas said:
Some of the stuff the ESRB describes sounds like something you couldn't do in a car. Are there section of gameplay where you're not in the car?

I don't think "realism" was on the menu.
 

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Wait... the new Twisted Metal game comes out on Valentine's Day? Even people not in a relationship can still have a happy Valentine's Day full of murdering people.