Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! Forced To Change Its Name

The PSP strategy game series that kicked off with the brilliantly titled Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do To Deserve This? will get a new, less legally conflicting name, according to its publisher.

NIS America said in a statement today that the Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman series "had a conflict of interest with an existing IP" and will henceforth be known as What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? The unnamed intellectual property is presumably, you know, the Warner Bros. owned Batman franchise.

How does this impact you? For starters, the original version of the game, released through the PlayStation Network last year, has been yanked. It will be temporarily unavailable until NIS America can do a decent scrubbing of any infringing implications toward Batman.

NIS America has also delayed the sequel to May 4, changing the game's name from Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! 2: Time to Tighten Up Security! to What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2. Hmph.

Sounds like those of you who may have downloaded the original Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! have yourself a digital collector's item.


Comments

    I would have thought the 'My Lord' part could upset some religious folk...

    You know, taking the lord's name in vain or something like that?

      God isn't likely to sue, so they probably figure they're safe.

    I have a UMD with original title yeeeeehaaaaw!
    taking offers right now

    Being religious and all do you think that if I CHOSE to be upset about it they'd change the name to something a little less, you know, lame?

      Oooh political correctness for the side of good for once.
      I like it.

      Do it. Yes.

    Funny just bought this of Ebay yesterday, just waiting for a combined invoice, lets see if its any good

    Read the new name, and had thoughts of Evony and big busted women in undersized tops.

    Sounds like they came up with the new name in 5 minutes while on the phone to the WB lawyers. Surely they could have done better.

    what was the legal conflict exactly? i can't imagine another IP having the same name or similar to such an obnoxiously named game :p

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