Twisted Metal: Black May Not Be Offered to European Customers

on December 30, 2011 9:00 PM

Don’t shoot the messenger here, but remember when we told you early buyers of the new Twisted Metal would receive a voucher for Twisted Metal: Black? Well, it looks like that’s not 100-percent certain for Europe. Director David Jaffe tweeted earlier today that a decision was pending by that region’s arm of Sony Computer Entertainment.

He mentioned there was a possibility that if included with PEGI-rated version of the game, it could be sans-video scenes. Jaffe goes on to say maybe the PS2 port of Head On could replace Black. Could copyright issues with The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It, Black” be to blame? It’s more likely the title’s gritty content is the culprit here, according to Jaffe’s posts on the PlayStation blog. The decision hasn’t been finalized yet, but we’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.