It’s been nearly six years since the 2010 video game adaptation of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World was de-listed from both Xbox Live and the PSN Store, and the fans have been clamoring for its return ever since. We recently passed the ten year anniversary of the title, with no mention of anything from Ubisoft who owns the rights to the game, leaving fans with little hope of seeing a return of the 8-bit classic. However, a recent tidbit of news has rejuvenated their spark of aspiration, as the creator of the original comic book series, Bryan Lee O’Malley, has tweeted that he’s been in contact with Ubisoft, stating that the video game giant actually reached out to him.
PS. ubisoft has reached out to me
— Bryan Lee O’Malley (@bryanleeomalley) August 13, 2020
Despite the shortness of the tweet, this alone could be what was needed to get the ball rolling for Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game to make its dramatic comeback. Where these conversations between O’Malley and Ubisoft go is anyone’s guess, but we’re hoping it leads to the effect of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game coming to modern consoles, and to PC. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the director of the 2010 film adaption with the same name, also teased in a tweet that he was also working on “the video game situation.”
Not that, but we’re working on the video game situation….
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 13, 2020
For those who don’t know, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game was released digitally in 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It launched to coincide with the 2010 film, both of which are based on O’Malley’s comic book series which went onto be critically acclaimed throughout its run. As for the video game, it stars the titular Scott Pilgrim in an 8-bit beat-em-up style side-scrolling adventure similar to noteworthy stalwarts such as River City Ransom and Final Fight. It was generally well-received by critics and gamers alike, noting that the gameplay combined with the stellar soundtrack, which was entirely composed by the band Anamanaguchi, made it a worthwhile addition to either the PlayStation or Xbox library.
Sadly, as we already mentioned, the game was de-listed at the end of 2014, making it completely unavailable on both storefronts. As time went on, the love and passion for Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game seemed to grow, and with this in mind, hopefully, Ubisoft and O’Mally can come to an agreement so that we can get our hands on this excellent gem of a title once again.