Twisted Metal: Black gets a more specific release date.
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment burned off some of the haze clouding the release date of the much anticipated PlayStation 2 driving/destruction title Twisted Metal: Black. The game is now scheduled for a shipment in the Summer of 2001.
The latest installment in the ever-popular Twisted Metal series is being developed by Incognito Studios, and designed by Sony Computer Entertainment, Santa Monica.
Dave Jaffe, the director and lead designer of Sony Computer Entertainment, Santa Monica, had this to say about the announcement, "With the technological advancement of the PlayStation 2, art direction has become an integral part of the videogame development process, just as it is in the movies." He elaborated, "With Twisted Metal: Black, we were finally able to implement all of the creative ideas we had envisioned for the first two games. The result is a darkly atmospheric, profound and strategic game, which is also easy for gamers to get into and lots and lots of fun to play." While it's difficult to fathom a Twisted Metal game being profound, the series was an innovator in the driving/destruction genre on the PlayStation, and the series typically packs enjoyable gameplay. One thing that recent installments of the series has lacked has been strategy, and more of this could certainly give the franchise a shot in the arm. The series has sold approximately 5 million units in North America, giving it the honor of being the highest-selling driving/destruction series ever.
10/31/2000 Bryan Keers