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Grim Guardians is to be retitled Gal Guardians following legal claim

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Inti Creates has announced that it will be retitling its recently released platformer Grim Guardians: Demon Purge as Gal Guardians: Demon Purge in all English-speaking countries. The action-packed Gothic adventure will be briefly removed from storefronts while the name change takes place.

The need to pull the ol’ switcheroo comes in response to a legal claim from the owners of fantasy franchise Grimguard — a series that utilizes the similar sounding name for its range of tabletop and mobile titles. It’s no doubt a frustrating situation for Inti Creates, but given the Demon Purge is part of the Gal Gun series, the name change is still a snug fit.

Released last month on PC and consoles, Grim… Sorry, Gal Guardians: Demon Purge is a metroidvania-like title that weighs in a little heavier on the arcade action over the RPG elements. As noted in our review, it offers dynamic and engaging co-op action, punctuated with good humor, and dressed up in lovely pixel art and a cool, Castlevania-lite soundtrack. For fans of the classic Konami series, as well as SNES aficionados everywhere, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Gal Guardians: Demon Purge is available now on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. A physical edition is also in the works, though no doubt it will now be delayed while the artwork is changed to reflect the new title.

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