Double Fine: Iron Brigade “really close” to passing certification in Europe

Wednesday, 16th November 2011 11:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Double Fine’s Brad Muir has said Iron Brigade’s European release is “close” to passing certification in Europe.

Muir, the game’s director, dropped the news in a statement to XBLAFans.

“I wish we could announce dates. We’re getting really close to having it clear certification through Microsoft and it’s kind of unfortunate because changing the name of a game you’ve already shipped in half the world is a lot harder than I thought it would be,” he said.

“There are so many different departments that it has to cruise through at Microsoft in order to enable the name change. It’s pretty ridiculous. They sent us the preliminary plan on how that [was] going to work and I didn’t even know there were that many divisions.”

It comes as the game, which has already released in the US, had to change its name from Trenched to Iron Brigade following a trademark dispute with the creator of a board game which carries the name Trench.

Iron Brigade was promised to have a September release, as announced at Microsoft’s Play Day at gamescom in August, but has since gone off the radar.



  1. RandomTiger

    I’ll buy this whenever it comes out. Just before Christmas would be nice.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    “but has since gone off the radar.”
    A fair and accurate assessment. I don’t blame Double Fine in this, but I think even if I did have an Xbox, by this stage I’d have moved on already, and just selected something else from the XBLA carousel. I hope, after Brutal Legend, that they’re not expecting people to be waiting around until Microsoft Legal’s laborious machinations have run their trying course.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. RandomTiger

    @2 MS could make it up to double fine by giving them some serious dash space advertising to get it back on the radar.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see this go in as part of this year’s Christmas promotion.

    #4 3 years ago

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