NIS America dubs PSP strategy sequel "What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!?" citing "conflict of interest" with an existing IP; original game to be pulled from PSN and replaced.
When Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This? Debuted on the PSP last year, the NIS America-published strategy game garnered a good deal of attention for its peculiar name. Not all of the attention was positive, and NIS America today said it has chosen to change the game's title due to "a conflict of interest with an existing IP."
The game's new name is What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? According to the publisher, the name change applies both to last year's release as well as the upcoming retail sequel, now called What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2.
The publisher declined to specify what that intellectual property was. However, the game's title is most directly a play off the original Batman TV series and the adaptable catchphrase of the caped crusader's sidekick, Robin.
As of press time, Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! is still available on the PlayStation Store, though NIS America said the game would be pulled "within weeks" and reposted once the name change could be implemented. The name change is also disrupting the publisher's plans for What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2, causing the game to be delayed until May 4.
Developed by Acquire (Way of the Samurai 3, Tenchu: Stealth Assassins), the What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? series of strategy games has players managing an evil demon's dungeon. As a parade of foolish heroes venture forth into the dungeon, players must carve out new passages and manage complex food chain interactions to breed monsters capable of staving off the intruding do-gooders.
For more on the original What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!?, check out GameSpot's review.
I'm surprised if action was necessary they didn't change the name when the original came out a year ago....
I liked the name before... aww well hopefully they change that name too it doesn't sound that good, they need to put back "Holy Invasion" :P it doesn't sound right without "Badman" either hope they can do something about this....
well thats just stupid! now how can they give it the subtitle "two" when it doesnt even have the same title?!?!
My guess is that since they're hurting financially they don't want to risk even a sliver of a chance of getting sued, even though I'm pretty sure they're protected as shakensparco said. It kind of sucks for the name change, but I'd rather them play it safe too. I love NIS too much for them to be brought down by a lawsuit.
First one was hard as freakin heck, but after you got used to it you could have a lot of fun playing
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