MS Play Day: Trenched becomes Iron Brigade for EU release, more

Tuesday, 16th August 2011 12:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Double Fine’s Trenched will launch as Iron Brigade in Europe, beginning from next month.

This comes from a press release handed out to attendees at Microsoft’s Play Day at gamescom.

Also confirmed is that Dance Central 2 will launch in Europe on October 21, with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, Enrique Inglasias’ Enrique Iglesias’s I Like It and Daft Punk’s Technologic now on the tracklist.

Kinect Sports, Season 2 releases on October 25 in Europe, with Darts and Tennis playable here for the first time.

Kinectimals is also coming to Windows Mobile. The title, a Kinect launch title last year with a bears version on the way, will let you “take your favourite cubs beyond the living room to care for and train while on the go” from this fall.

“There’s a QR code element built into the game where you able to transfer your cat that you’ve developed there, or you can reverse that and take your animal from your phone to your Xbox and we’re demoing that today,” a rep told us.

Gunstringer is also here, with the final build of the game here. Latter levels in the game are being shown for the first time, with one level in particular being you fly over medieval castle instead of the western setting.

Your Shape 2012 from Ubisoft now has a release of November 10 in Europe, while avatar superhero game Power-Up Heroes will arrive on October 6 and Kinect title Rabbids: Alive and Kicking launches on November 3.



  1. Blerk


    #1 3 years ago
  2. aleph31

    “beginning from next month.” -> That means exactly September 1st? Or they didn’t gave an exact date yet?

    I’m glad the situation has ended this way, Rui Alípio Monteiro, go to hell, no money for you.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    I hope they sufficiently promote the game under this new moniker, otherwise they may lose out on brand recognition. aleph, don’t be cursing a unassociated creator of boardgames. What do you do that for? That person had no idea this game may come about, and he HAD to stand his ground, or risk losing his right to use the name himself. Don’t be ignorant. “go to hell” indeed…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Blerk

    It’s just a mess-up which shouldn’t have happened had Microsoft done their homework properly in the first place. No real ‘bad guy’ here, just people protecting their stuff. We didn’t lose out in the long run.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. aleph31


    – First of all: thanks for calling me “ignorant” and sending me to hell. You really make your point via example. I’m sorry if you find my words rude, but I clearly condemn Rui’s position on all this fuss.

    – Second: his board game was named plain “trench”, and had barely nothing to do with a sci-fi title like the one we have in hands. He had no risks about losing anything: it has been clearly stated that all the laws protect him, even against a giant like Microsoft.

    – Third: the only explanation left for such a persistent attitude is greed. IP and patent wars only brings obstacles to the creativity of a medium, being it painting, film, comic, games, music or whatever. He has disrupted a lot of people just to have a chance to share a piece of the pie, for something he had not contributed in any form. Opportunistic behavior, I would say.

    – Fourth: I’m always in favor of small developers / makers vs. the “big guys” of the industry. But in this case, there was no real honest cause to defend.

    #5 3 years ago

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