European players waiting to get a nice dose of psychotic clowning around in their car combat will have to wait a little longer than expected.
The game has been delayed for a couple of weeks in Europe due to localisation taking a little longer than expected. It’s hoped that it will be released in the EU at the start of March and the US release date of February 14th is still in place.
The European disc will also contain a slightly edited version of the game, something which David Jaffe, has taken to GAF to address
99% of the cuts were in the movies and the movies are still intact and I sat with the editor- who was the same editor of the American movies- and we went thru and addressed the notes from Europe and made sure the stories still worked. And to be fair, there have not been that many cuts.
For example, in the scene we’ve released on the net from the intro- where the girl stabs Tooth in the eye- the SCEE version has this but we cut away right before the scissors make contact with Tooth’s face. It’s CLEAR what she’s doing and I think we even keep the sound effects in and such- but the last few frames are gone.
The story itself tho totally works and- for some folks even who tend to think this kinda stuff plays better left to your imagination anyway- perhaps it even works better.
It sounds like some of the European countries more fond of this kind of censorship (I’m looking at you, Germany) have kicked up a fuss and we’re now all getting the edited version.
To his credit, Jaffe is obviously as exasperated about the edits as many of you will be but has found the best solution to the issue which still gets the game out within a couple of weeks of the US version and doesn’t end up costing the team excessive amounts to produce multiple discs.
Source: GAF Thanks, LFC-Gaz