Badman Now Named What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord To Avoid IP Conflict

By Spencer . February 9, 2010 . 12:37pm

MyLord2_cover_sm NIS America announced a name change for the Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman series and a delay. Hence forth it shall be known as What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? to avoid conflict with an existing intellectual property.

 

Interestingly, this change is retroactive since NIS made all new logo for the first game, Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman. Probably because BadWhat Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord 1 and 2 are on the same UMD disc.

 

In addition to the name change, NIS America rescheduled What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord 2 from March to May 4th.

 

What did NIS America do to deserve this, Warner Brothers?


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  • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

    Ah man, so THAT’s why Rosenqueen wasn’t stocking it.

  • http://twitter.com/cocainexplosion Doctor_Rabbit

    What?! Come on… I liked the old name much better. I guess I was one of the few who liked the old name at all though, judging by what I’ve heard from others.

    • LastFootnote

      No, I liked it too.

      I also wish they’d spent a little more time on the new title. The ‘My Lord’ tacked onto the end seems really creepy, probably because it reminds me too much of ads for Evony.

      • http://twitter.com/cocainexplosion Doctor_Rabbit

        Oh, those ads… Yeah, those are some REALLY stupid ads. (The actual game has nothing to do with boobs at all, does it?) Now I miss the old name even more.

  • maxchain

    Man, there’s just no having fun anymore! Let’s hope Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? doesn’t get played by someone at FUNimation having a rotten day.

  • kupomogli

    I think NIS should have taken a stand. What could have really been done with a name “similar” to Batman and a play on words? Nothing. Obviously “Badman” means that you play as an enemy, or a bad guy(how many people said that when they were younger?)

    It’s fine that there are nearly no games I’m interested in that NIS has developed or published, but please don’t bi*** out and/or cheaply rename something I’m actually interested in. Even the way they put the title on the box art looks bad.

    • Ereek

      We don’t know that they didn’t make a stand.

      Also, going to court costs money, possibly more money than NISA could afford. It’s cheaper to just change the title than risk losing the money. Even if they win, the court fees wouldn’t be worth it.

      And hell, for all we know, NISA was bribed to change the name without any court battle. We definitely don’t know enough about the situation to assume NISA didn’t do anything about it.

    • StealthKnight

      What next, will they try to sue capcom because mega man sounds similar to batman? Hope capcom has not used bash man for megaman 10.

  • Chow

    I was wondering what was taking so long for something to happen, since it’s quite blatantly referencing Batman, while using a quote similar to Robin’s usual exclamations. It was bound to happen.

  • daizyujin

    I think a better question is, with Batman’s recent success, it seems almost silly that WB would want to bother with protecting what is seen by most anymore to be one of the most ridiculous incarnations of Batman ever. Hell the damn Blu-ray of the movie is only $10.

  • mooncalf

    The real question is how they got away with this for so long >.>

    Maybe WB wants us to all forget the campy 60s Batman.

  • kupomogli

    The original Badman is still named Holy Invasian of Privacy Badman What Did I Do to Deserve This on the PSN. I noticed only because im on there now downloading Flow.

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