Twisted Metal – Vehicle and Faction List, Hosting, and Nuke Mode

New details for Twisted Metal have arrived from this month’s episode of QORE and also from this year’s CES.

Depending on the game mode, you may begin a match in either close quarters or in a race. In close quarters, players will be locked up in a tight space where they will battle it out with other players. For races, players can be eliminated until there is one left. Destruction is  just one of the many highlights in Twisted Metal. During all of these matches, things such as buildings or bridges can be used to players’ advantages. Nearly everything in Twisted Metal is destructible.

Below is a list of just some of the vehicles and factions that will be available upon launch. Any Faction leaders can be used for any vehicles depending on host settings. Vehicles can also be custom painted to meet any players’ needs.  Note that this list is NOT a complete list of every available vehicle in the game.


  • Crimson Fury
  • Darkside
  • Death Warrent
  • Juggernaut – Allows you to carry up to two additional teammates.
  • Junkyard Dog
  • Kamikaze – The “Speed Demon” of Twisted Metal
  • Meat Wagon
  • Outlaw
  • Reaper – In terms of health, this vehicle is low compared to the others, however the amount of damage caused by a throwing chainsaw attack makes up for all that.
  • Road Boat
  • Roadkill
  • Shadow
  • Sweet Tooth – A bobble head has been added, which can be launched and is regenerated over time. Also can transform into Sweet Bot.
  • Talon
  • Vermon

Faction Leaders:

  • Clowns
  • Dolls
  • Holy Men
  • Skulls

Here are just some of the Game Modes available at launch.

  • Hunted
  • Last Man Standing
  • Nuke: It’s a “Twisted version” of Capture the flag. In this mode, players  will be prompted to capture faction leaders, where they will then be dragged behind the players’ vehicle. Depending on which vehicle you have, you’ll be required to stay in a designated area. Once the required time is met, you’ll then be able to “sacrifice” the leader for control of a Nuke Missile. Your goal here is to destroy the other teams’ statue, which is destroyed after three hits from a Nuke Missile. You can be shot down in Nuke Missile form.
  • Team Death Match
  • Team Last Man Standing – Each team has  a limited amount of respawns. The main goal here is to deplete the other team of their respawns.

Host Settings:

These are just some of the basic settings that can be used in a hosted game. The settings do go into a bit more then what’s listed below, but don’t be expecting Call of Duty amount of host tweaks. The tweaks that allow players to control what kind of vehicle and pickups that are on each map are meant to be meaningful and enhance the players game style to suite their specific needs.

  • Game Name: Allows you to set a custom name for your hosted lobby.
  • Game Password: Allows you to set a password for your lobby.
  • Ranked Game: Decide whether or not you want your room to be counted as a ranked game.
  • Game type: Set what game mode you want to play.
  • Skill Filter: Filter what type of skills are allowed in your game.
  • XP Rank Filter: Filters players based on rankings.
  • Max Players: How many players you want in your game.
  • Reserved Slots: Secure a place for anyone.

There is LAN support.

Twisted Metal is set to release February 14th in North America and February 17th in Europe. Be sure to read about the latest Twisted Metal News.

Thanks to Pr0gaming for their awesome work at CES 2012

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