Iron Brigade gets Martian missions

Double Fine's renamed XBLA game Trenched to receive first paid downloadable content in "Rise of the Martian Bear."

Players looking for more chances to take it to the "tubes" will be happy to hear that the newly named Iron Brigade will be getting a paid downloadable content pack. Announced today, "Rise of the Martian Bear" is set to add five new levels to the Xbox 360 game's campaign.

Trenched is getting a new name and a new planet.

Following the events of the base game, antagonist Vlad Farnsworth downloads his consciousness into his pet bear that is then launched into space. The fight then moves to the alien landscapes of Mars for more shooter-infused tower defense action.

Iron Brigade, previously known as Trenched in the US, was renamed as Double Fine faced trademark issues with the name in Europe. To avoid potential legal complications and ensure cross-country multiplayer support, the original name is being dropped altogether in all territories. Separate from the paid DLC, a forthcoming free title update will institute the name change and include a hoardlike endless survival mode upon release.

The Rise of the Martian Bear DLC does not have a specified launch date or price. For more, see GameSpot's review of Trenched.

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10 comments
Ovirew
Ovirew

AWESOME! Why was this announcement so hard to find on Gamespot's news?

Nodashi
Nodashi

This looks interesting, I hope they release on Steam soon.

brain20035
brain20035

I can't believe people didn't play Brutal Legend!! It was literally legendary!! I hope they do another full game some time soon.

daub11
daub11

all i have to say is WHAT the f***.

Wandrian
Wandrian

Even on another planet, tubes are still gonna get it. HELL YEAH!

Ryozo
Ryozo

From what I understand of the 'potential legal complications', they seem of dubious merit given that the two games in question are nothing alike, and neither is making any effort to disguise themselves as the other... I am reminded of the equally ludicrous 'WWE' lawsuit, which sould have been laughed out of court - by its logic a certain European airline and a certain part of the United Kingdom's military would have issues. (Protip: they don't). That said, more content is always welcome; will be keeping an eye on this.

ProfessorNemo
ProfessorNemo

Dude I feel your pain.I hope your wishes come true.

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

It STILL is known as Trenched in the US, not Iron Brigade as it is called in Europe because of some silly board game that is not even out yet.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

I loved Trenched... er, Iron Brigade. While it's certainly on the shooter-end of the tower spectrum, the extreme flexibility makes every level worth replaying multiple times. The humor is certainly welcome too... Nothing like strapping on coveralls and a fancy hat for battle!

Incantos
Incantos

Why DoubleFine, why? This and dishwasher almost make me want to get a 360. Please release this at some point on PC or PS3.