Twisted Metal PS3 Confirmed

Sony Computer Entertainment's Twisted Metal franchise is headed to PlayStation 3, long-time series director David Jaffe has confirmed.

Jaffe will be overseeing development of the car combat title at his recently founded studio Eat, Sleep, Play. The first project out of Eat, Sleep, Play--Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition (PS2)--was a significantly beefed-up port of Incognito's Twisted Metal: Head On (PSP) that released this week.

An encoded hint as to the studio's next project was contained within that game, with the internet sleuths at GameFAQs and NeoGAF quickly cracking the code to reveal "Twisted Metal is coming on PSThree." Kotaku then verified the news with Jaffe himself.

No further details, such as a release date or distribution method, are available. Prior to the creation of Eat, Sleep, Play, Jaffe had worked on Incognito's Calling All Cars!, a downloadable PlayStation 3 title.

Sony is known to be pushing simultaneous retail and downloadable debuts of certain PlayStation 3 games, as evidenced by Incognito's Warhawk last fall and the upcoming releases of Slant Six Games' SOCOM Confrontation, and Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.