Earlier in March 2023, Inti Creates’ Gal Gun spin-off Grim Guardians: Demon Purge disappeared from the Microsoft and Nintendo storefronts. Now the developer explained the abrupt delisting. Following a complaint from the owners of the name GRIMGUARD, the game will now be known as Gal Guardians: Demon Purge.
Inti Creates noted that while the GRIMGUARD trademark holders only have the right to it in Australia, the European Union, New Zealand, the UK, and the US, this new title will apply to “English-speaking regions.” On Steam, the PC product page already reflects the new name and artwork. The eShop and Microsoft Store listings are still down. However, as of 2pm ET on March 9, 2023, the PlayStation Store still listed the PS4 and PS5 versions as available for sale under the old name.
Here is the official announcement.
INTI CREATES is changing the title of "Grim Guardians: Demon Purge" to "Gal Guardians: Demon Purge."
During the transition, the game may become unavailable on some storefronts. We apologize for the inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/m7ACPMdL0P
— INTI CREATES (@IntiCreatesEN) March 9, 2023
The Gal Gun spin-off is an action game that can be played alone or cooperatively with another person. People follow sisters Shinobu and Maya Kamizono as they fight the demons that slipped into the human world when Kurona transformed their high school into a demonic castle filled with monsters.
Following the name change, Grim Guardians: Demon Purge will again be available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC as Gal Guardians: Demon Purge.