The representatives of Iron Maiden would squeal the name of the video game Ion Maiden. They consider that the title, “It is practically identical to the trademark.” Iron Maiden in appearance, sound and general commercial impression “which is why it has requested 2 million dollars from 3D Realms for the illicit use of the name .
The Blabbermout portal has echoed the news, which has highlighted other similar aspects between the game and the band as the name of the protagonist, Shelly Harrison, very similar to one of the founders of Iron Maiden, Steve Harris . The accusations do not end there: the representatives of the group consider that the game is similar to Legacy of the Beast, an Iron Maiden video game released in 2016 for mobile phones.
Would it be worth to 3D Realms with paying the 2 million dollars to keep the name and the various winks to Iron Maiden? Absolutely. They are asked to stop using the name and give the property of the official website of the game, ionmaiden.com. The video game was launched in 2018 on PC; I expected its release in consoles on a date to be determined in the present 2019.