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Rumor: Twisted Metal PS3 hinted at in clownsplosion?

We say "clownsplosion" because at first, the image of an atomic explosion seemed innocent enough (relatively speaking) and we didn't see the hidden image inside the puffs of PlayStation 3 exclusive smoke. We'd outline it, but we're too lazy. There's a madly laughing clown. A lot of debate has been floating around the PS3 Forums about this picture, but most seem to agree -- Twisted Metal. It's been a long time, what with the last TM game coming around the PS2's launch.

Why do we think it's Twisted Metal? What other game has a clown that would be so delighted to have an atomic explosion bearing a laughing clown hidden therein? Only Sweet Tooth will suffice. Yeah, the face doesn't look as dark and sadistic as Sweet Tooth, but the fact remains: there is an explosion and it is a clown. We welcome Twisted Metal coming on the PS3, even if it's a collection of the old games. Though we'd love a new entry with some badass online modes and "Create Your Own" car of sometimes-humorous death.

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1. Hahaha. Yea that pic rocks. If this is TM coming, that is bloody brilliant news.

Posted at 8:43PM on Jul 17th 2007 by Tim

2. oh god please bring on the twisted metal! I aboslutely loved tm black and tm head on on the psp! PS3 TW!

Posted at 9:45PM on Jul 17th 2007 by Kratos

3. definately twisted metal

Posted at 9:46PM on Jul 17th 2007 by dappaute

4. have these guys forgotten Twisted Metal: Head On for the PSP?

Posted at 9:48PM on Jul 17th 2007 by E-Korea

5. brrrr.r.rrr... i .. hate ... clowns... ack!

Posted at 9:49PM on Jul 17th 2007 by humpty

6. What I don't get is where this came from?

It looks too good to be a fake, but I would like to know the source of the picture...

Posted at 10:17PM on Jul 17th 2007 by Xen

7. @ 4

I owned Head ON and while it had its highs it had its fair share of lows as well, mangled up storyline and vehicle drivers kinda dissapointed me.

But if this is a new TM for the PS3, this will top my hype bar and sit right under Killzone 2, because seeing as the last real TM to come out was a PS2 release game, this is the calling for a resurrection.

Posted at 10:21PM on Jul 17th 2007 by Fohamm

8. I think the lack of yearly twisted metal games is a good thing. It gives them a chance to do it once per console and make significant changes.

Posted at 10:33PM on Jul 17th 2007 by Andy

9. wait so where did the image originate from??
yeah well Incognito is wrapping things up with warhawk, so did they already start working on another game?

Posted at 10:40PM on Jul 17th 2007 by Mishi

10. Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal 2 were mainstays in my PSone. It sure as hell looks like Sweet Tooth to me.

I would bet this will be an online only PSN game. Can you imagine, a PS3 TM online?

Frack yes...bring it on, as long as Jaffe's team is at the helm...and NOT 989 studios (if they even exist anymore)

Posted at 11:10PM on Jul 17th 2007 by GodisaMyth

11. Everyone cheer for the return of one of the GREATEST car-combat games ever. If this is really Twisted Metal, I'm going to get really really really excited!!!!

Posted at 11:12PM on Jul 17th 2007 by Hashbrown_Hunter

12. Twisted Metal 2 was kind of the defining Playstation game for me. It was the first thing I played that was really fundamentally beyond what could be done in the 16-bit era, and I wouldn't even want to guess how many hours I put into it.

Yes, god yes. Bring back Twisted Metal. But do it in the style of the first two games, with the arcade gameplay and the lighthearted tone. Bring back the animated cutscenes and Sideshow-Bob-Colypso! (There was a classic character if I ever saw one). And stay the hell away from the ridiculous attempt at making the series "dark" and "realistic" in TM: Black on PS2!

I don't know anything about these PSP versions, so I don't know how they stack up.

Posted at 11:32PM on Jul 17th 2007 by Chris Putnam

13. By the way, did anybody see on Dave Jaffe's blog a while ago that a Twisted Metal documentary covering the series is in the works? It's here:
http://criminalcrackdown.blogspot.com/2007/07/twisted-metal-documentary.html

I can't imagine a project like that being made for anything except a bonus on the disk of a new TM game. And if he's promoting it, I'd guess Jaffe must be involved.

Posted at 11:37PM on Jul 17th 2007 by Chris Putnam

14. Great image, hopefully that really is the forerunner to a ps3 Twisted Metal.

Posted at 12:21AM on Jul 18th 2007 by mccomber

15. TWISTED METAL!!!! **falls over**

If this really is a sign of the return of TM, then I sure as hell hope they are going for destructable environments! It's one thing to blow a car up, it's quite another to drop a building on one... and as for which TM I prefer?... I'll take any of the PSOne or PS2 games over H3 anyday!!! =P

Posted at 1:25AM on Jul 18th 2007 by Consolcwby

16. Why don't you look up a little game called Clown Combat for the PS3....lol Here is an IGN link...

http://ps3.ign.com/objects/815/815444.html

Posted at 1:26AM on Jul 18th 2007 by derrickgott007

17. Buhbuhbuhbuhbuh

**convulsions**

Posted at 2:01AM on Jul 18th 2007 by muppetmeth

18. =S
@derrickgott007: **16. Why don't you look up a little game called Clown Combat for the PS3....lol Here is an IGN link...**

Quoted: **This game is being designed for PC and planned for next-gen consoles, but it currently is not locked down for any platform. Please check back for official details.**

In the immortal words of Darth Vader in Episode III: "NOOoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooOOoooOOOoooOOoooOOOOOoo!"

Dude, if this is true - I now hate you... HATE YOU I SAY! HATE!!! }=[

PS: See that meany face at the end?... it means I will hate you if it's true. So, quick - go make me my Twisted Metal game... before I attack and kill a clown. Or a puppy... or better yet, a pack of squealing 18 year old strippers!!! Yeah, bet THAT will make you do it!!! }=]


Posted at 4:48AM on Jul 18th 2007 by Consolcwby

19. Whilst they are at it, Bring back WAR OF THE MONSTERS !

Posted at 4:55AM on Jul 18th 2007 by Neil

20. This must be a cult movement or something. Twisted Metal? Blah...nothing to see her folks, move along now!

Posted at 6:05AM on Jul 18th 2007 by Stellarpimp

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