Twisted Metal comes to PS5 as fans await sequel news

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Twisted Metal, the king of car combat games, is finally coming to PS5. As part of this month’s PlayStation Plus Premium lineup, subscribers will gain access to not just one, but two classic Twisted Metal titles on PS4 and PS5.

Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal 2 are the latest retro hits to hit Sony’s top tier of PS Plus, offering a number of refinements such as a rewind feature, visual filter options, and the ability to save at any point during a game. We’ve seen a host of PlayStation classics receive this treatment including Ape Escape, Syphon Filter, and many more. While it hasn’t been confirmed just yet, there’s also a good chance Twisted Metal and its sequel will offer trophy support on PS4 and PS5.

Their arrival on the subscription service comes at an important time for the franchise. Sony is reportedly working on a reboot for PS5 with a wild-looking TV adaptation coming to screens later this month.

About Twisted Metal

The vehicular combat game returns. Experience Twisted Metal on PS1, enhanced with up-rendering, rewind, quick save, and custom video filters. Outwit, outrun and outgun up to eight other vehicles to be the last one surviving by driving anywhere and using machine guns, heat-seeking missiles and more. Take on a friend in a local split-screen two player mode.

About Twisted Metal 2

Smarter, deadlier and deeper battles in the vehicular combat world await in this sequel, with the PS1 version enhanced with up-rendering, rewind, quick save, and custom video filters. Master combos and Advanced Attacks to blow away the competition and use special weapons to be the last vehicle on the road. Two player battles return, while the game’s Battlegrounds are now rich with hidden areas, mystery cars, teleporters and secret passageways.

The series’ last outing was more than a decade ago with the launch of Twisted Metal on PS3 back in 2012. While it was generally well received by critics, it came at a strange time for Sony, just a few years before many of their IPs including The Last of Us, Horizon, and God of War snowballed into mainstream heavy hitters. With an undeniable gap in the car combat genre, here’s hoping the next iteration of Twisted Metal will be worthy of the name.