Online retailer, Play.com, has revealed what appears to be the official European box art for the upcoming Playstation 3 exclusive car combat title, Twisted Metal.
The metallic title doesn't seem to be twisted.
Rayleigh-sama is that you, haha? Good cover. Can't wait for Twisted Metal! Just a couple of months.
Jaffe complained about the design of TM:Black's cover because it didnt show consumers properly what the game was about and partially blamed it for not selling as well as he hoped, yet this new cover is basically the same as TM: Black for reference
No way this is the real box art. Not after I read this on Jaffe's blog. I would never get behind this as the actual cover and I'll tell you why: no cars! As I've said before, one of our mistakes with Twisted Black's box was picking a great image (I felt) that didn't communicate what was inside the box. This image- cool as it is- has the similar issue which is it sells the insane world of Twisted Metal great but it doesn't sell the core fantasy of the play mechanics: CARS WITH GUNS! I'm sure Jaffe will debunk this on Twitter any minute now.
no cars? would be better with some cars over there somewhere!
I get what you're saying, since he really said that. I don't know about it either, but all I hope is that the game is gonna be good and I don't need a boxart to tell me that. I actually think that was a lame excuse from Jaffe. He has a great personality though.
The marketing team and David himself isn't aware of this cover. http://twitter.com/#!/david... N4G Spam filter fails once again. How the hell is my link a spam?
I agree, it's not as crazy looking at it should be. just looks like someone put "dirty metal" picture behind the text, and that's it. and the CG for sweet tooth. really? it looks awful. bright colors, a "broken glass" background. sure it's one of the classics from ps1 era games, but this cover looks retro..but in a bad way. Twisted Metal black had an awesome cover image and text style, as it was a true re imagining of Twisted Metal. if you really want to learn more about the game, flip the damn box over for more information. I didn't know that people didn't like TM:B's cover design.
Ok ,.. that is sick !!! It looks pretty damn awesome,... it is what twisted metal is,.. apparently I am the only one who thinks it is pretty cool and appropriate for the game,.. :)
the cover is hideous. i hope the na one is better
This kind of fits the game. It looks sort of dumb, but it's funny and looks very '90s in a charming way.
Buying day one.
I think the cover looks like crap. No imagination what so ever. Looks like a cheap game cover fro the 90's. Good thing we don't play the covers but the games.
Just to let you know this isn't real jaffe said himself on his twitter.
I say a 6/10
agree! a cover with that pic http://img510.imageshack.us... would have been better
@Fanbot. AGREE! Sweets MUST be on the cover. He showed up at E3 and his image is the essence of TM. Not having him on the cover would be a huge mistake. If I had never heard of this series and I saw his mug on a cover with that evil grin and flaming hair, I would def pick it up and look at it further. Then, pull out my Android and google the name. All it would take is a 30 sec trailer and Jaffe would have another sale.
Looks like a cover to a Clay Fighter game.
No mushroom-cloud SweetTooth? =( C'mon TM:Black had a better cover than this (also had an awesome user manual)
For anyone who picks this up on the shelf and is unfamiliar with Twisted Metal...how the hell are they going to know what the game revolves around. At face value, nobody wants to buy a game that features a close-up of a clown's face on the front of the case.
By reading the blurb on the back probably. That's what I used to do back in the old days anyway. Maybe people don't read anymore I dunno.
old school style
2/10 I'm sure the game will be great, but that is one horrible box art.
looks like dump, hopefully the NA version will look good.
I like it, it doesn't seem to be soo serious like all the other games being released this gen. It looks like an old PS2 cover.
I guess Jaffe's next tweet will be something like "those f*cking retards couldn't appreciate f*cking clowns when they were f*cking kids, who gives a f*ck about them now!" and he's GD right, it's a sick clown. The shelves need it. Can't wait to see the bastard smiling on launchday.
wished that the cover would hav been like this: sweet tooth in the background, logo in da mddle, on top of logo some action and explosions, and at da bottom 2 cars driving really fast while shoothing at each other and smashing in 2 each other.
OMG guys stfu. Im so tired of " hardcore gamers" that just try to be different because they think its cool! This cover is awesome!! Now R3 that cover IS hideous! but let me guess, i bet all you "hardcore" gamers love the R3 cover just because its different. I hope the NA cover art for TM looks like this! bad ass
youre right. i do love the r3 cover. but because it looks badass, not because its different
Because is not approved and David doesn't know about this. http://twitter.com/#!/david...
I'm a huuuuuge Twisted Metal fan and that box art is just horrible Twisted Metal Black Box Art was pure awesomeness
Wow, this looks like crap
Don't worry guys. This is most likely not the actual box art. Jaffe said the cover will will have cars on it. Just read the 2nd post down on his blog about the Twisted Metal box art. http://davidjaffe.biz Here's the quote I'm talking about. I would never get behind this as the actual cover and I'll tell you why: no cars! As I've said before, one of our mistakes with Twisted Black's box was picking a great image (I felt) that didn't communicate what was inside the box. This image- cool as it is- has the similar issue which is it sells the insane world of Twisted Metal great but it doesn't sell the core fantasy of the play mechanics: CARS WITH GUNS!
Wow hopefully NA gets a better cover
damn... that's one ugly looking art cover.
Yeah, they should definitely include cars & guns in the box art. I asked my young brother-in-law if he's gonna get this, he asked me "is it an FPS? sounds like an FPS, and I'm tired of them." Though now that I explained it to him and showed some footage, he wouldn't miss on it.
I hate clowns....
Could it look any more low budget?
Jaffe confirmed its not real: http://n4g.com/news/812435/...
I could design a much better one in 30 minutes... this is shit.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.