Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman 2 gets a name change

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.

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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 visuals are almost as retro as its original title's pop culture reference.

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.

Discussion

13 comments
wwwgippal
wwwgippal

lol so much drama for such a simplisctic (yet fun) game

Betamax001
Betamax001

I'm surprised if action was necessary they didn't change the name when the original came out a year ago....

jacky531
jacky531

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....

captaincheese77
captaincheese77

Now they better hope Evony doesn't sue them over the phrase "My Lord" :D

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

Mmmmm call it Bahdman,Biadman,Bademan or Bedeman then?

poison_fury
poison_fury

well thats just stupid! now how can they give it the subtitle "two" when it doesnt even have the same title?!?!

zarkon9
zarkon9

what a name for a game.

Cobra5
Cobra5

I thought the original name was dumb anyway...

dark_surge
dark_surge

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.

VXLbeast
VXLbeast

@shakensparco : Yah, I thought so as well, like with that "South Butt" company.

buft
buft

sad news that this means the sequel is delayed

shakensparco
shakensparco

Isn't their protection for parodies of things?

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

First one was hard as freakin heck, but after you got used to it you could have a lot of fun playing