Microsoft and Double Fine Committed to Bringing Trenched to Europe

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Double Fine says to sit tight while Microsoft gets this mess straightened out.

Despite killer reviews, Double Fine’s latest Xbox Live Arcade game Trenched hasn’t sold especially well in Europe. Of course, that’s not all that surprising, as the game isn’t actually available in the region thanks to a trademark dispute. But Double Fine says that it and Microsoft are working on bringing the game to Europe as quickly as possible.

The problem is that Portuguese board game designer Rui Alípio Monteiro already holds the trademark for the name in Europe, preventing Microsoft – which owns the Trenched IP – from releasing it. In a statement, Double Fine’s Brad Muir said that Microsoft was currently working to resolve the situation. He apologized for not having more information, but said that one thing he could say was that the game would definitely make it to Europe eventually. Muir jokingly recommended that people pass the time playing Castle Crashers, adding that “Dan Paladin is a national treasure.”

If it comes down to it, Microsoft can just change the game’s name, but that’s almost certainly a last resort that Microsoft will only entertain if and when all other avenues have been exhausted. Hopefully, it won’t be necessary and the situation will be resolved quickly and to everyone’s satisfaction.

Source: Destructoid

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