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Microsoft Trying To "Resolve" Trenched Euro Release

Jonathan Lester
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Microsoft Trying To "Resolve" Trenched Euro Release

Where is Trenched?!

As a fan of both Tim Schafer's Double Fine and massive mechs, Trenched was set to set my downloadable world on fire... but despite releasing Stateside, the title still hasn't seen the light of day on British shores. Double Fine producer Brad Muir has spoken out to confirm that Microsoft is trying to "resolve" the situation and confirms that the problems stem from a board game trademark issue. Full quotes below.

Speaking to D'Toid, Muir stated that the "frustrating" process of sorting out intellectual property rights is still raging after rumours that the creator of the Trench board game, Rui Alípio Monteiro, filed a trademark for his product. It's "unclear" how long the process will take, but Microsoft is working to resolve it.

This entire process has been very frustrating to us and it makes us sad that the people of Europe can’t play our game. Microsoft owns the IP for TRENCHED and they are working to resolve things as quickly as possible,” Muir told Destructoid.

I wish there were more information to give but it’s still unclear as to how things will shake out. The one thing I do know is that the game will be released in those territories! It might take a while, but Europeans will have the opportunity to stick it to Vlad and his Tubes.

We would recommend playing through Castle Crashers for the 17th time while you wait, because that game rules and Dan Paladin is a national treasure.

Yeah, Castle Crashers is great and all... but we'd really like to get our hands on Trenched already. Still, Ms Splosion Man will more than tide us over for now.

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