Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up game based on the Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley, coinciding with the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World movie. It was published by Ubisoft and developed by Ubisoft Montreal with Ubisoft Chengdu.
The game was released on the PlayStation 3 in August 10, 2010, and was then released on Xbox 360 in August 25, 2010. The Knives Chau Add-On Pack, adding Knives as a playable character, two game modes (Dodgeball and Battle Royale), and a patch that added the option to drop in or drop out of gameplay was released on November 9, 2010, the same day as the movie's DVD and Blu-ray release. A second DLC pack, which implements online multiplayer and adds Wallace Wells as a playable character, was released on PS3 on March 12, 2013, and on the 360 the following day.
On December 30, 2014, the game was delisted from the Xbox Live and PlayStation Store. The reason for this is likely due to the license expiring. Until late-2016, the game and its DLC could still be acquired by purchasing download codes from Best Buy's website, exclusively for the PS3 version.
On May 20, 2020, during a academy-sponsored viewing of the Scott Pilgrim movie, O'Malley jokingly tweeted "bring back the Scott Pilgrim game", which had Ubisoft reply with a thinking emoji, vaguely hinting at a potential re-release.
On September 10, 2020, during the Ubisoft Forward live stream event, Ubisoft announced a Complete Edition of the game to be released in holiday 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and Microsoft Windows computers, that will include both the Knives Chau and Wallace Wells add-on packs.
Design and StyleEdit
The game is in the form of a 2D arcade side-scrolling beat-'em-up where up to 4 players are able to team up to fight Ramona's evil exes. The art and design for the characters and levels has been developed by Paul Robertson, the animator who gave us Pirate Baby's Cabana Street Fight 2006 and Kings of Power 4 Billion%. Bryan Lee O'Malley met with Paul Robertson and the pair discussed a variety of issues before any attempts were made to do anything. The game has been integrated with the style of the comic as well as paying tribute to a variety of other video games including Double Dragon, Mega Man, Mario, and Guitar Hero, and is said to be highly influenced by River City Ransom.
The game initially starts with four playable charactesr to choose from, including Scott Pilgrim, Kim Pine, Stephen Stills, and Ramona Flowers. Nega Scott would be included as an unlockable character. Knives Chau and Mr. Chau are included as summonable characters. Knives and Wallace Wells would also appear as playable DLC characters.
Loosely following the plot of the graphic novels, up to four players can play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Kim Pine or Stephen Stills (or also unlockable character Nega Scott and downloadable characters Knives Chau and Wallace Wells), who must battle through several levels in order to defeat Ramona's seven evil exes.
Characters have their own individual move sets, which can be expanded upon by gaining enough experience, and are also able to use weapons and summon Knives Chau to assist them (Each character has a different effect). During co-operative play, certain actions can be performed such as simultaneously taunting to defeat enemies or reviving fallen comrades before they lose a life. Defeating enemies earns coins (stylized Canadian currency) which can be spent on health items or attribute boosts. Players can also enter Subspace areas which act as bonus areas where extra coins can be earned. There are cheat codes that, when entered on the title screen, will unlock different features, including extra game modes Survival Horror and Boss Rush.
There are 7 levels in the game called worlds, each one contains at least 2 sections and a boss battle at the end. The player(s) must reach the end and defeat the boss in order to complete the world.
- Each character has their own ending. However, it should be noted that finishing the game with Ramona reveals the true ending like in both the book and the movie.
- Much like the books and the movie, the game contains numerous references to video games.
- The sprites and animations were done by Paul Robertson and show many elements of his signature style.
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