Why We’re Hyped For the Return of Scott Pilgrim

Guess Which Retro Brawler Just Became Limited Run Games’ Biggest Release of All Time?

Scott Pilgrim has made something of an impact on us in every format. The original comic is fantastic, of course, and personally, we think it should be recommended reading in schools. The movie is entertaining, even though Michael Cera’s Scott is much less likable, charming, or sympathetic than the comic’s protagonist. And the game–well, you probably don’t need us to tell you that Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game is incredibly fun. Especially not after Limited Run Games’ Nintendo Switch physical release sold 25,000 copies in about three hours. Nice going, guys!

The game was originally a digital-only release, so this is the first time it’s had a physical edition. Clearly, fans have been waiting for the opportunity to take Scott Pilgrim home and put it on a shelf ever since its release in 2010. And no wonder–the game was quietly removed from Xbox Live Arcade and PSN back in 2014 and was only re-released this week. It’s good to see the title once hailed as “one of the greatest licensed games to ever be created” getting a new lease on life.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the franchise, Scott Pilgrim follows an ordinary twenty-something named Scott Pilgrim who lives in a world like and unlike our own. By which we mean, he’s kind of a loser who has to deal with the fallout of his own poor decisions, like trying to date two girls at the same time, but also, everything runs on old-school video game logic. This means one of those girls, deadpan but free-spirited Ramona Flowers, has an organization composed of her Seven Evil Exes trying to control the future of her love life. In order to be free to date Ramona, Scott will have to take on the world, her exes, and his own bad life choices. Can’t be that hard… right?

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition is now available for Nintendo Switch, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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