Rock Out, Young Pilgrim!
I’ve been anticipating today’s news for quite some time. For several months, at the very least, since Ubisoft announced they were bringing Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game back as the Complete Edition. I had only played the original a handful of times in the past, whenever I was visiting one of my close friends. But I had never actually owned Scott Pilgrim myself, since I didn’t have a PS3 or Xbox 360. But today, everybody that’s interested in Scott Pilgrim can make up for lost time thanks to the Complete Edition.
As of today, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition is out digitally for PC, Stadia, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. It’s also slated to be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via compatibility mode. Additionally, you can play it via Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+, and Amazon Luna. So if you wanted to play this classic styled beat’em up, you can officially do so on all modern consoles. That’s fantastic, but there’s even better news for those of you willing to wait.
Courtesy of the folks at Limited Run Games, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition is getting some super sexy physical editions! These will go on sale starting tomorrow at 10am ET. If that has you interested, keep reading for the specifics.
There are three Limited Editions to choose from:
- Standard Edition ($34.99) – Includes a reversible cover featuring new art from original game artist Mariel Cartwright and series creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, “Leo’s Place” ticket stub, and a full-color instruction booklet.
- Classic Edition ($54.99) – Includes the standard game, a deluxe hard clamshell retro box, CD soundtrack from Anamanaguchi, folded overworld map, and sticker sheet.
- K.O. Edition ($139.99) – Includes the Classic Edition, “Sex Bob-omb” guitar picks, drum sticks, a cassette tape soundtrack, a seven card deluxe high-gloss holofoil trading card set, and a hardbound guide book written by Jeremy Parish. All K.O. Edition items will come in an authentic, hinged hard-shell roadie case box with a 3D pop-up scene that includes working lights and sound.
If you’re still in the dark about the resurrection of this fantastic game, read the quick blurb below from Ubisoft:
“In this unique blend of style, humor and classic gameplay, players must help Scott Pilgrim take on enemies, including the League of Seven Evil Exes, to fight for love. They can now rediscover the beloved 2D arcade-style beat ’em up game, inspired by the iconic graphic novel series and 2010 Universal Pictures film. Fans will fall in love all over again with the 8-bit animation by Paul Robertson, the critically acclaimed soundtrack from Anamanaguchi and original cutscenes from Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World graphic novel series.
Additionally, players can team up with up to three friends locally or online to defeat foes, revive each other and share health and coins. Friends can also compete in subspace mini-games and frantic dodgeball, challenge each other to epic battle royale matches or cooperate in the Boss Rush and Survival Horror modes.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World fans will also be able to experience the Universal Pictures feature-length motion picture exclusively in Dolby Cinema in 2021.”
Long story short, today is a good day to be fan of Scott Pilgrim. I’m beyond thrilled Ubisoft brought the game back and that LRG is working on making some super swag editions. Thanks as always for tuning into HPP for your gaming news, and be sure to check back for more great game coverage.