Site layout weird? Try Ctrl-Shift-Refresh   |   Report a bug

Double Fine promises Europe will get Trenched

5:00 AM on 07.13.2011

Double Fine's latest downloadable effort, Trenched, is a ton of fun. Unfortunately, the recent trademark dispute with Portuguese board game designer Rui Alípio Monteiro has prevented folks in European territories from getting their hands on the title. 

We asked Brad Muir at Double Fine, producer of Trenched, if he could give us any update on the title's release in Europe and he sent us back the following statement:

This entire process has been very frustrating to us and it makes us sad that the people of Europe can't play our game. Microsoft owns the IP for TRENCHED and they are working to resolve things as quickly as possible. I wish there were more information to give but it's still unclear as to how things will shake out. The one thing I do know is that the game will be released in those territories! It might take a while, but Europeans will have the opportunity to stick it to Vlad and his Tubes. We would recommend playing through Castle Crashers for the 17th time while you wait, because that game rules and Dan Paladin is a national treasure.

So there you have it, Europe. Microsoft is on the case and Double Fine has great taste in games besides their own. Go play some Castle Crashers.

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.


More Trenched  updates:

review ( ! ) news ( 7 ) galleries ( Array ) videos ( 7 )

Double Fine announced today that their alternate-history mech shooter, Trenched, will officially be seeing its name changed to Iron Brigade on November 30th when it releases in Europe on Xbox Live Arcade. Finally. With a...
Due to a trademark dispute, Trenched had to be renamed in order to release in Europe. Strangely enough, the same thing is going to happen to all versions of the Xbox Live Arcade mech defense game. As explained to Giant Bomb b...
Trenched is one of my favorite Xbox Live Arcade titles from recent months, but our good friends in Europe have been anxiously awaiting word on when the alternate-history fusion of mech combat and tower defense would hit their...
Double Fine's Trenched can't be released in certain parts of Europe because nobody at Microsoft thought to look up trademarks. If somebody had, they'd know that a Portuguese board game called Trench has the rights to the name...
A pair of World War I soldiers, both having lost their legs in the conflict, are exposed to a mysterious radio broadcast which has granted them the intellectual brilliance to overcome their disability through science (and kil...
After a wild post-E3 week, we are finishing strong with a live preview and special guests. Greg Rice and Brad Muir from Double Fine will be joining us today at 4PM PST on Justin.Tv. They will be showing us their newest title, Trenched, available June 22nd on Xbox Live Arcade.








Back to Top