Scott Pilgrim game may see a re-release, as Ubisoft reaches out to series creator

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In the era of digital-only releases, game de-listing can cause a once-popular game to never see the light of day again. We've seen it happen numerous times when a license expires, in the case of Konami's controversial taking down of PT, the temporary removal and relisting of Alan Wake, and perhaps the most renown of all delistings, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game. Released in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 through their online storefronts, the Scott Pilgrim video game was received decently by critics and fans, and was remembered mostly for its soundtrack, composed by chiptune artist Anamanaguchi. However, the game surged in popularity in 2014, when Ubisoft removed it from sale, and it quickly became an often-used reason behind ensuring games had physical releases for the sake of preservation.

Ever since the delisting, Scott Pilgrim series creator Brian Lee O'Malley has been attempting to bring the game back, to no avail. Over the years, O'Malley has claimed that he's taken steps to reach out to the publisher behind the game, Ubisoft, to relist it, or even bring it to new platforms. Even the Scott Pilgrim film's director, Edgar Wright, said that they were "working on the video game situation", to which O'Malley responded, lamenting that Ubisoft had never even gotten back to his multiple inquiries about the rights to the game.

Following the aforementioned Tweet, O'Malley suddenly stated that after years, Ubisoft has gotten around to responding to him, meaning we may finally see the re-release of the game sometime within our lifetimes. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, though this is a significant step forward in attempting to see a classic game be available for the public once more.

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I'd be so hyped if this happened. I've been waiting so long for a re-release. Ended up just playing it on a hacked 360 cuz I couldn't bother waiting even more years. Pretty good game, but it definitely is remembered as top-tier specifically because of the listing being pulled making it so popular.
 

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O'Malley suddenly stated that after years, Ubisoft has gotten around to responding to him,

Interesting how he never actually revealed what Ubisoft said. For all we know they could have said no.
I have to imagine if they said anything definitive, he'd have said as much. Sounds like this is just the first step to it maybe getting rereleased.
 

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I have to imagine if they said anything definitive, he'd have said as much. Sounds like this is just the first step to it maybe getting rereleased.
Or he is trying to put the pressure on Ubisoft to say yes by revealing that they contacted him.
 
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Or he is trying to put the pressure on Ubisoft to say yes by revealing that they contacted him.
I'm sure that's part of it, but O'Malley has been openly campaigning for the return of the game for quite some time, I think regardless of what is to happen, he was always going to be transparent with any news on the matter.
 

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It looks like they're going to do something with the IP. They're talking about making another film (possibly on Netflix?) and re-releasing the original one, so getting the game re-released isn't out of the realm of possibility. I'd like to see a Switch and Stream port, if I'm honest. I've still got it on my PS3, but I don't power it up that often anymore.
 
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Damit Edgar, drop that gamepad and give us good movies like you used to.

I can forget "baby driver" and "scott pilgrim" trainwrecks, just grab Pegg/Frost and recover your corneto mojo ffs.
 

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Scott Pilgrim Comic: The Movie: The Game?
I'd buy the book of that! :creep:
Damit Edgar, drop that gamepad and give us good movies like you used to.

I can forget "baby driver" and "scott pilgrim" trainwrecks, just grab Pegg/Frost and recover your corneto mojo ffs.
How do I give this post half a thumb up? His first movies were better, but baby driver was still decent.
 
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