Nintendo sues Enterbrain
"You pinched my RPG!" "Did not!" "Did too!"
Nintendo has filed a suit in Tokyo district court against the software division of Famitsu publisher Enterbrain. The suit concerns Enterbrain's new PlayStation RPG "TearRing Saga", which allegedly infringes upon the copyright of, and wholly copies in places Nintendo's popular Japan-only RPG series "Fire Emblem". TearRing Saga has been a roaring success, shipping over 340,000 copies, and the Big N is seeking 258 million yen ($2 million) in damages from its rival publisher. Fire Emblem, developed by first party Intelligent Systems, first appeared on the original Famicom (NES) and has since migrated to the Super Famicom (SNES) and Nintendo 64. It's one of Nintendo's most popular Japanese series, and if the claims of its suit are substantiated, the jealous defence of its interests will be somewhat understandable. When contacted by Core Magazine representatives, Enterbrain had no comment, but are seeking legal advice.