Scott Pilgrim vs. The World sprawls onto PSN

PlayStation Store Update: 8-bit movie tie-in hits Sony's virtual storefront; PSOne Classics welcome Crash Team Racing; Mafia II, Valkyria Chronicles II get demoed.

With summer on its way out, Sony keeps the action hot in its virtual storefront this week, adding a movie tie-in game, an original PlayStation racing game, a sampler for 2K Games' period crime drama, and add-on content for Red Dead Redemption, Naughty Bear, and Dragon Age: Origins.

The "epic of epic epicness," Scott Pilgrim vs. The World starring Michael Cera, hits theaters August 13, but the game of the same name hit the PSN today. Available for $9.99, the four-player offline brawler takes the premise of the original comics and combines it with side-scrolling action. It also features 8-bit art by renowned pixel artist Paul Robertson.

Scott has seven exes to defeat, thus his life isn't easy.

Sony added just one PlayStation One game to its virtual storefront today, Crash Team Racing ($9.99). Developed by Naughty Dog, the 1999 title is the first Crash title in the racing genre and the last Bandicoot game developed by the now-storied Uncharted developer. In the kart racer, players can speed around the game's courses as one of 15 Crash universe characters and use items to thwart their foes.

Switching to the demo front, 2K's '40s and '50s crime action sequel now has a sampler available for gamers to download. The game casts players as Vito, an up-and-coming member of the Mafia in Empire Bay. The sampler thrusts players into Vito's first serious assignment, where he'll need to "get the job done" by whatever means necessary.

The other demo added this week is for Sony's upcoming PSP role-playing game Valkyria Chronicles II. The trial thrusts players into the civil war in Gallia, where gamers will need to lead fellow cadets through tactical strategy in order to succeed. The game--which was released in Japan in January--is due out in full August 31.

The only full-game download available for the PSP this week is Madden NFL 11 ($39.99). The portable version of EA Sports' annualized franchise packs in new commentary from football icon Gus Johnson.

For those looking to get more out of their existing games, Sony added new content for Red Dead Redemption, Naughty Bear, and Dragon Age: Origins today. Rockstar Games' Western welcomes the Legends and Killers Pack ($9.99); Naughty Bear plays host to the free Danger Bear content; and Dragon Age: Origins is assaulted with the Golems of Amgarrak ($4.99) content.

Living room rock gods and goddesses this week can look forward to new content for Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Rock Band adds a three-pack from industrial music act Ministry, and Guitar Hero welcomes a triple-shot of Canadian punk courtesy of Sum 41.

A full list of the week's deals and new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, discounts, and add-on content, is available on the PlayStation Blog.

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32 comments
djjenkins12
djjenkins12

The game is noticeably like the beat em ups we used to play (streets of rage, final fight, river city ransom , TMNT, etc.) but thats because the comic itself has a lot of video game references to back it up, so haters go hate as we rise this title to the top. Oh and more thing, SIGH !, i hate people who says the game is based on the movie (especially gamespot). The game is based on the graphic novel / comic, get your facts right before you spread lies.

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Franzkill
Franzkill

Sony I will write this in bold italics: CRASH TEAM RACING WITH ONLINE PLAY + TROPHIES and then you have a top seller. :)

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

The movie hasn't come out yet has it? I haven't seen the movie. But my first impression of the game? Initially when I heard of it and saw pictures of it and what it entails? River City Ransom was the first game I thought of gameplaywise.

Although obviously the comic and the game borrow certain things from the Super Mario Bros series. the character select screen reminds me of Super Mario Bros. 2 aka Super Mario USA. The Sex Bob-ombs (the name of Scott's group) are a slight nod to the two eyed walking time bombs present in the super mario bros series since Super Mario Bros. 2 My first impressions of the game...River City Ransom but there's an overview map that seems inspired by Super Mario Bros. 3 not a bad thing. Then there are the coins you collect. Thus far? There's no platform hopping which is in keeping with the River City Ransom comparison.

River City Ransom originally only had offline two player coop so the inclusion offline coop for this sounds great but how will the game handle when people are not together or someone is lagging behind?

There doesn't seem to be any back tracking once you've chosen an area on the overview you want to explore. They force you to move one way not quite like River City Ransom. But the weapons do bounce off walls when thrown ala River City Ransom...

Cloud-Zehro
Cloud-Zehro

People actually thought this Scott Pilgrim movie was good?.... I mean.. I love the game as much as the next guy, but come on people!

Happy-Screamer
Happy-Screamer

lol nice comparison :P I hate how he is in loads of films. Good thing Zombieland and Kickass knew that he was a fail actor otherwise they would be fail films.

Axelander999
Axelander999

@Happy-Screamer Oh dude, I agree! He looks like a ten-year old. I can't imagine how that guy would have a GF. It's like imagining Justin Bieber having a car. Wait..

Happy-Screamer
Happy-Screamer

@Axelander999: Yup, glad someone else has noticed this. On a different note. I HATE Micheal Cera. Terrible terrible actor.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

@Axelander999 You made the best point ever. I don't know why you got thumbs down on that.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

The funny thing about this film is that its plot has obviously been ripped off from fighting games, so I'm not too surprised about this.

Merex760
Merex760

A good movie game? Yeah, I'm pretty sure the world is going to end now.

unreal_master
unreal_master

One of the best 2-d Sidescroller beat em ups. Welcome to the ranks of Tmnt,simpsons and xmen.

Raykuza
Raykuza

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World the Game is... dare I say it? A GOOD MOVIE GAME!!! Take those PS3s to the bunkers, guys. The end of the world is nigh.

AlphaCommando
AlphaCommando

But I already downloaded CTR off the PSN... was it previously not available in America or somewhere else?

Axelander999
Axelander999

But of course Gamespot won't review it. Wait until the 360 version like with Megaman 10. Who cares if a version already came earlier on a different console? As long as it's coming to 360, we'll wait even 10 years just to review only that version, right Gamespot?

majere613
majere613

Hmm, might take a punt on Scotty if he's on the UK PSN. My breath is not bated for that, however. And once again it's time to consider duelling with the PC DLC system for DA. I know the PC version is basically superior to the console ones, but every time it pokes me in the eye for having the temerity to try to buy some DLC for it I wonder if I should have gone for a different platform. Ho hum.

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

At first I was going to moan over it not being on xbox360 yet...then I realized I got PS3... no where is that controller?

CrimsonMaher
CrimsonMaher

Bought it as soon as it showed up on the store! if you like old school beat'em ups and don't mind a little challenge (the game is NOT easy) get this now! I haven't tried playing it with friends yet but I'm sure it'll make it a lot better!

Kmda3
Kmda3

Still waiting for CC but this looks like it can make that wait seem shorter

slotheater
slotheater

downloaded it.. it is river city ransom on crack... i love it... if you like beat em ups or have a retro knack download it... it follows the lines of the nekketsu series...

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

@LURCH87 those sort of old school beat-em-ups are best for local multiplayer; it's all about the room full of buddies... almost more so than the gameplay experience itself

LURCH87
LURCH87

no online co-op = sadface

6h05tly
6h05tly

Played the demo. It's kinda weird, in an 8-bit nostalgia way. Which makes me want to read the comic even more :D

DrKill09
DrKill09

Every time I see screens from this game, I think of Code Monkeys. :roll:

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