Bryan Lee O’Malley and Anamanaguchi tease Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game News, Possibly Physical Version

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game

CORRECTION: Scott Pilgrim is aged 23 in the graphic novel. We originally refereed to him as a teenager. This has been corrected in the article below.

Author Bryan Lee O’Malley and chiptune band Anamanaguchi have teased an upcoming announcement related to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game launched in 2010 as a digital beat ’em up game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was based on the 2004 graphic novel series of the same name by O’Malley, which also earned a live-action movie in 2010 (the same year the graphic novel series ended).

For those unfamiliar, the series followed the titular Scott Pilgrim, a Toronto-based early-20’s slacker who falls in love with American delivery girl Ramona Flowers. However, Scott soon learns to get with her, he needs to go through her seven evil exes. The story was full of references to video games, while exploring the trials and tribulations of young love.

In 2014, the game was mysteriously delisted from online stores. While many believed it was a licencing issue with music used in the game, Anamanaguchi (the band who produced the music) denied this.

While celebrating the movie’s 10th anniversary, O’Malley thanked fans for the support, and teased something about the game. PS. ubisoft has reached out to me.” Anamanaguchi also teased something, calling Ubisoft and iam8bit a “good team.

The latter had produced physical merchandise for games; including physical versions of games. As Anamanaguchi stated in a later tweet, they had produced physical versions of Mega Man 2, Mega Man X, Inside, Psychonauts, Untitled Goose Game, and Donut County. “Could be cool for @Ubisoft to add to that list.”

All signs seem to point to a re-release of the game physically, though with the original game delisted for unknown reasons, the reason why it could only come back now is a mystery. We also cannot rule out re-makes or entirely new games, but that would be pure speculation on our part.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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