Konami, publisher of Dance Dance Revolution
, has settled a lawsuit with In The Groove's
developer Roxor. With mighty samba moves and Euro Beat legal techniques, Konami now owns the intellectual property rights to In The Groove
-- guess the games were a little too similar.
The best part of the agreement is that Roxor must agree to "respect Konami's intellectual property rights." Can you feel that pimp-slap Roxor?
Roxor may have been the developer of In The Groove
, but Red Octane was the publisher. Red Octane is also the publisher of Harmonix's Guitar Hero
, which shares similarities to Konami's GuitarFreak
. RedOctane, owned
by the Activision, may not have put up too much of a fight to lose In The Groove
, but you know the nails are coming out if Konami's legal team goes after the infinitely more successful Guitar Hero
. RedOctane may become better known for their legal issues
than their games soon.