Microsoft has announced at Gamescom that Trenched, Double Fine's cooperative tower defense game for Xbox Live Arcade, will stomp into Europe this September. It will arrive as "Iron Brigade," a reference to the game's lumbering mechs that might as well be fueled by pure testosterone.
It also marks a retreat from the battle against an "intent to use" trademark for the board game "Trench," whose creators hope to adapt it into a video game. Rather than having burly, Microsoft-funded goons snap the puny and utterly fragile board game across their knees, the legal and marketing experts opted for a change in name instead. Let's just hope you weren't going to use "Iron Brigade" as the title for your upcoming American Civil War sim.