Brink dev's Extraction changes its name back to Dirty Bomb

Splash Damage's free-to-play shooter will now go by the name it was originally announced with.

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Jokingly stating that this is "almost definitely" the last time it does so, Nexon America has announced the name for Splash Damage's new free-to-play shooter has been changed again, this time going from Extraction to Dirty Bomb.

If the name sounds familiar, that's because it's the one the game used when it was first revealed. In a post on its blog, developer Splash Damage explains, "This not only better reflects its personality, but also ensures that we have a single, consistent name across the globe." It also signals the use of a new phrase--"Play Dirty"--that will be used to market the game.

In addition to announcing the name change, the game's website has been revamped, although it's still not home to much information about the PC-only shooter. What it does offer of note is the opportunity to sign up for the beta, which registrations are being taken for again. Registrations for it originally began last September, prior to the beta's launch in October.

Set in an abandoned London in the year 2020 following a disaster of some kind, private military companies now do battle over valuables that have been left behind. The game promises to have a wide variety of mercenaries--each with different weapons, abilities, and personalities--to play as, and claims it places a premium on teamwork.

The London-based Splash Damage has a history with online multiplayer shooters, having developed Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Brink. It also worked on the multiplayer components of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Doom 3 prior to announcing Dirty Bomb in 2012.

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