Grim Guardians: Demon Purge Gets A Name Change After Trademark Complaint

Grim Guardians: Demon Purge Gets A Name Change After Trademark Complaint

Image: Inti Creates

Update [Thu 9th Mar, 2023 04:45 GMT]:

Inti Creates has announced Grim Guardians: Demon Purge will undergo an English name change in select regions due to a trademark complaint.

The new title will be “Gal Guardians: Demon Purge”. This change will roll out to all platforms including the Nintendo Switch in the coming weeks. Affected countries include the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

“This change comes after Inti Creates received a complaint regarding the Grim Guardians: Demon Purge title from the owners of the Grimguard trademark.”

As a result of this name change, the game is temporarily unavailable for purchase in some regions.

Inti Creates has also apologized to any customers affected by this and aims to resolve the situation as soon as possible – restoring access to the sale of the game on all platforms and regions.

If we hear of any further developments or updates, we will let you know.

the original [Tue 7th Mar, 2023 16:00 GMT]:

Grim Guardians: Demon Purge, the 2D mash-up of Gal Gun and Castlevania from developer Inti Creates, is currently not available from the North American eShop.

Although the game only launched in late February of this year, there is currently no sight of it on the Switch eShop. A quick Google search of the game returns one result, but clicking on the link ends up with a screen saying “Oops! The information you’re looking for can’t be found! You might want to try searching again or explore one of the links below .”

At the time of writing, the game is also unavailable on the Xbox storefront, but is still available on the PlayStation Store and Steam. It’s also still available on the European and Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop storefronts as usual.

We have reached out to Inti Creates for comment and will update this article in due course.

In our Grim Guardians review, we said that “for fans of Metroidvania and lovers of the works of Inti Creates, Grim Guardians certainly does enough to please”, giving it a score of 7/10. For our full thoughts, check out the article below:

Were you hoping to get Grim Guardians before its unprecedented demise? You may have to either wait for it to return or use an alternate eShop region. Share your thoughts on the matter with a comment below.

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