Months before it’s set to go on sale, the ESRB rating for Twisted Metal has changed. For the longest time, it was known that Twisted Metal would carry a T-for-Teen rating. At Twisted Metal’s Comic-Con 2011 panel, David Jaffe revealed that Twisted Metal will scrap its previous rating in favor of the more graphic M-for-Mature rating.
Fans of the Twisted Metal franchise understand how the game can be very disturbing. A lot of the story is conveyed through scenes of violence. Even though most of the previous Twisted Metal games carried a T-for-Teen rating, the live-action cinematic scenes in the new Twisted Metal would have lost their luster without blood.
Jaffe emphasized the new rating by showing a live-action video featuring Sweet Tooth after killing a woman as blood forms around a radio.
Twisted Metal will be released on October 4, 2011. Unfortunately, there won’t be a wide-scale beta phase like some games tend to have. Eat.Sleep.Play. will host private betas as a way to get more accurate information regarding Twisted Metal’s performance.