On August 10, 2010, the world was introduced to Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, and the League of Evil Exes in a way they'd never experienced before: the Scott Pilgrim Video Game. The retro-styled beat-em-up game, which was initially created to promote the Scott film debut the same year, was released digitally for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
It quickly became a fan favorite, with players praising the adorable pixel art style, varied move-sets of the playable characters (Scott, Ramona, Kim Pine, and Stephen Stills), and the game's incredibly catchy soundtrack.
However, in 2014, the game was de-listed suddenly and without a satisfactory explanation. The most common theory is that it was the result of licensing-related issues. In the following years, Scott Pilgrim entered the ranks of rare, difficult-to-find games, and fans spoke incredibly fondly of the lost, beloved classic. Petitions were signed, rumors were spread, but for the longest time, it seemed as though the Scott Pilgrim game was gone for good.
Now, during Ubisoft's UbiForward livestream, it was suddenly and unexpectedly announced that Scott Pilgrim would be re-released with a brand new tenth Anniversary Complete Edition. In addition to the base game, the Complete Edition will include playable character add-ons for Knives Chau and Wallace Wells, who were downloadable characters in the original edition.
While no official release date has been announced, it has been confirmed that the Complete Edition will debut sometime during Holiday 2020. The re-release is expected to be available on modern platforms, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Stadia.
Are you excited to play Scott Pilgrim once again? Is this game brand new to you, or will you be re-discovering an old classic? Let us know!
This UbiForward event comes as Ubisoft is facing allegations of sexual harassment and employee mistreatment, which GameLuster has also covered. You can read more about the recent controversies here and here.