Twisted Metal: Head On - Extra Twisted Edition

Twisted Metal heading to PS3?

Code deciphered in new PS2 release.

Top Men on the Internet have uncovered a hidden message in Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition that says the series is coming to PlayStation 3.

Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition

Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition

It's colon city and David Jaffe's the mayor.

Believe it or not, the longest-running PlayStation-exclusive franchise is not Gran Turismo, Ape Escape or even Hot Shots Golf. It's Twisted Metal. It debuted when the original PlayStation launched in 1995.

For those of you keeping score at home, there were five iterations for the PSone and one for the PS2. Not including the online version supplied to network adaptor purchasers, the series hasn't been seen on consoles since 2001. And even now, Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition for the PS2 is not a new game, but a conversion of the PSP title released in 2005.

I've never been a fan of PSP-to-PS2 conversions. I understand why they are done from a financial standpoint - development costs are minimal, and the PS2's installed based is a lot larger than that of the PSP - but that doesn't mean I like them as a gamer. It makes little sense to take a portable game, which has been downgraded graphically and restricted in its control scheme, and put it out on a console which is obviously capable of much better. The only possible advantage to gamers - being able to play your favourite handheld games on a larger television set - recently became a moot point with the new slim model PSP's video output.

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