Sony revealed its return to the Twisted Metal franchise at the end of its E3 press conference, which was certainly quite a shock. After all, fans haven't seen a true, full-fledged Twisted Metal game since the release of Twisted Metal: Black for the PlayStation 2 back in 2001.
Since Twisted Metal: Black's release, other Twisted Metal variants have hit the market, such as an online version of Twisted Metal: Black and a PlayStation 2 version of Twisted Metal: Head-On for the PSP. However, the Twisted Metal game shown at E3 will supposedly be a successor to 2001's launch.
The game is currently in development at Eat Sleep Play, the team formed by David Jaffe and Scott Campbell, which was behind the original Twisted Metal games. This version will have multi-player support, providing a two- to four-player split-screen mode offline and accommodating up to 16 simultaneous players online.
The actual storyline goes like this: "High atop his penthouse office, a mysterious ringleader named Calypso lords over the contest of vehicle combat known as Twisted Metal. He returns again to host the ultimate contest of skill and destruction. Contestants have been chosen to compete and, should they emerge victorious, win whatever prize their heart desires."
The big surprise with this game is that it won't support 3D or Move. Bummer.