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Criminal Crackdown Renamed

David Jaffe, God of War creator and architect of the upcoming PS3 arcade title Criminal Crackdown, has announced a name change for the latter game. Apparently, Jaffe may have been a little concerned about the possibility of "being thrown into a courtroom," and has officially renamed the arcade title, Calling All Cars.

Jaffe himself explains on his blog:

"We were in a mad rush to reveal the game at GAMER'S DAY a few weeks back and all the legal checks had not yet come down giving us permission to use that name. Unlike some other companies that seem to have no problem giving their games titles that SOUND pretty darn close to other games, Sony likes to give us as much room as possible between our game names and other game names. Which is nice. But challenging as well because there have been ALOT of video games made over the last 30-35 years so it makes it tough to find a name that is fresh and appropriate and fun, while at the same time being something that will not get you thrown into a court room.

Jaffe also reminds us that both Twisted Metal and God of War experienced name changes before all was said and done.

Related Game(s): Calling All Cars

11/1/2006 Ben Dutka

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