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Trenched Renamed To Iron Brigade, Coming To Europe

Double Fine's third-person tower defense game Trenched will be released in Europe in September as Iron Brigade, a new name that avoids a potential trademark conflict with a Portuguese board game.

Kyle Orland, Blogger

August 17, 2011

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Microsoft has announced that Double Fine's third-person tower defense game Trenched will be released in Europe in September as Iron Brigade, a new name that avoids a potential trademark conflict with a Portuguese board game. The new Iron Brigade name will apply to the game globally, according to Microsoft's announcement, though it's unclear whether prior downloads of the XBLA game, released in the U.S. in June, will be patched to reflect the new title. The game's planned European release was pushed back earlier this summer thanks to a legal threat brought by Rui Alipio Monteiro, the Portuguese designer of a board game named Trench that has a similar World War I theme. In July, as the dispute continued, Double Fine producer Brad Muir promised the game would see a European release eventually, calling the entire situation "very frustrating." Trenched received generally positive reviews and over 50,000 downloads in its first two weeks of U.S. availability, according to a Gamasutra analysis of Xbox Live leaderboard data.

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