Trenched -- no, Iron Brigade -- comes to Europe Nov. 30, everyone gets new survival mode

The official worldwide name change of Double Fine's XBLA mech shooter, from Trenched to Iron Brigade, will occur on November 30, the developer announced today. That's when the long-delayed European version will finally come out, bringing with it new Iron Brigade content around the world.

In Europe, of course, that new content is all of the game, because it hadn't been released there previously. But even in places where Trenched previously existed, an automatic update will add an infinite "Survival Mode with ten new pieces of high-powered loot, along with a new leaderboard to track players on this Survival Mission."

The leaderboards and multiplayer will be cross-region, allowing everyone to discover this new material together.
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TRENCHED to become IRON BRIGADE 11/30/2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 17 – Double Fine Productions, Inc. announced today their Spike VGA Best Downloadable nominated title TRENCHED will be renamed to IRON BRIGADE worldwide on November 30th, 2011. This marks the first time that the good people of Europe will be able to experience Double Fine's unique blend of mech shooting and tower defense gameplay. In addition to the European release, players who have already purchased TRENCHED will be updated automatically to IRON BRIGADE the very same day, which contains new content and enhancements free of charge.

"European players had to wait so long for this game, we wanted to make it up to them with awesome new features," said Brad Muir, Project Lead at Double Fine Productions. "We added a brand new, incredibly challenging infinite Survival Mode with ten new pieces of high-powered loot, along with a new leaderboard to track players on this Survival Mission."

With this update, IRON BRIGADE will become the new name of the game in all markets. The new Survival Mode, loot, and leaderboards will be available to all players on the same day, and there will be no national barriers in multiplayer. Players will be able to enjoy online matches of IRON BRIGADE with players from around the world.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.