Iron Brigade Has Almost Passed Certification For Europe
Written Wednesday, November 16, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
According to Double Fine's Brad Muir, Iron Brigade (AKA Trenched) is "really close" to passing certification in Europe, after a long and protracted wait following a legal snafu due to a board game with a similar name: 'Trench'. The game released back in late June in North America. Despite the game being almost ready for release, Muir stopped short of settling on a concrete date for now.
“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,” Muir told XBLAFans. “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.”
Double Fine had announced a September release window for Iron Brigade, but it looks like certification problems at Microsoft have conspired to keep the game waiting in the wings a lot longer than anticipated. Iron Brigade will be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade, who-knows-when for 1200 Microsoft Points. Fingers crossed that it makes its way to Europe soon.