After being lost in delisted obscurity for years, the Scott Pilgrim vs The World game is showing its strongest signs of a re-release, with Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley last week tweeting “Ubisoft has reached out to me”.
The latest news comes as quite a turnaround for the working relationship between Ubisoft and O’Malley, with the latter taking to Twitter just days earlier to voice his frustration regarding the apparent lack of communication from the game’s publisher.
‘re: Scott Pilgrim game – for years now i’ve been saying “if @Ubisoft ever puts the game out again, i’ll be as surprised as you” (you being the typical fan). I am my own typical fan in this regard…Jon at @iam8bit & Charlie at @OniPress have been doing legwork trying to make it happen for 4+ years and still silence from @ubisoft
The side-scrolling brawler initially released in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and has since become a cult classic following its delisting in 2014. The game has not been available anywhere else since, but 2020 would be a perfect year to announce a re-release coinciding with the film’s tenth anniversary. The film’s director, Edgar Wright, has thrown further fuel on to the fire, tweeting out “We’re working on the video game situation”.
Now that it seems like all parties involved are making some progress, fingers crossed for some further good news in the coming months. I have heard so many good things about this game over the years that getting a chance to play it would be the bomb…the Sex Bob-omb if you will (I am so sorry).