May 16, 2022

Ubisoft Teases Re-Release of Scott Pilgrim Game After Edgar Wright Plea

Ubisoft has teased a potential re-release of the critically adored Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, which was infamously delisted from online marketplaces in 2014.

During a twitter watch-along of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs The World hosted by The Academy, Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan O’Malley tweeted a plea for a return of the beloved beat-em-up sidescroller that tied into the release of the film in 2010.

This incited Shaun Of The Dead, Baby Driver and Scott Pilgrim vs The World director Edgar Wright to follow suit, tagging publisher Ubisoft in a tweet of his own.

Shortly after Bryan’s initial tweet, Ubisoft’s tweeted a vague reply, despite not even being tagged.

Though it’s far from a confirmation, the use of a thinking emoji does at least acknowledge that the publisher is aware of the fan outcry to see the game return.

That’s what that face means, right? Thinking? Or is he scratching?

Ubisoft, just use words. Please.

I can’t believe I’m having to analyse an emoji because I’m so desperate to hear that soundtrack again. Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game‘s incredible soundtrack was composed by the fantastic American bitpop band Anamanguchi.

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If I were to hedge my bets, I’d reckon Switch would be a perfect place to re-defeat Ramona’s seven evil exes.

Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal, and took inspiration from retro beat-em-up’s like Streets Of Rage. It’s art style and storyline were based more on O’Malley’s graphic novels, rather than Edgar Wrights 2010 film starring Michael Cera.

The game mysteriously disappeared from digital stores at the end of 2014, which many speculate was due to license expiration.

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