Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Game Re-Releases In January

The beloved beat 'em up that accompanied the release of the 2010 Scott Pilgrim movie will be re-released in January.


Update: Creator Bryan Lee O'Malley has said that while Scott Pilgrim vs. The World re-releases on January 14, that date is only for the digital version of the game. A physical release date has yet to be nailed down, but O'Malley assured it'll come out "after digital."

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It's been a full decade since the raucous Scott Pilgrim vs. The World crashed onto silver screens to rave reviews and disappointing ticket sales. However, as many fans of the movie know well, the game based on the movie was quite successful in its own right, though it was delisted from online gaming services in 2014. Now, we finally have a date for the game's re-release, and it's January 14, 2021.

Ubisoft previously confirmed that a re-release of the game was in the works back in September, after original creator Bryan Lee O'Malley and the film's director Edgar Wright both publicly called for its restoration. The release date was shared on the official Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Facebook page, and the game was originally scheduled for holiday 2020.

This Complete Edition will be a remaster of the original game that includes both of its DLC packs, which added Knives Chau and Wallace Wells as playable characters. The game will cost $15, and will be available for PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a love letter to old-school beat 'em ups, particularly the NES classic River City Ransom. Since the game's release, other River City-inspired beat 'em ups have been released, particularly the acclaimed River City Girls. The Scott Pilgrim game is also notable for its soundtrack, which was performed and composed by popular chiptune band Anamanaguchi.

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