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Scott Pilgrim vs The World New Comic-Con Trailer

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I really enjoyed Scott Pilgrim vs The World when I played it at E3, despite having zero knowledge of the source material. Now that I’ve read the first 5 Scott Pilgrim books in record time (and will be picking up the 6th and final one today), I’m in full on “DO WANT” mode. So too, apparently, are the folks over at IGN.

Fortunately, we’ll be featuring the latest build of the game at our Comic-Con event on Thursday (invites just went out for that, btw – check your email). And Scott Pilgrim vs The World’s (PSN-exclusive) debut isn’t that far off, either – August 10th.

In the meantime, and just in time for Comic-Con, take a look at the latest trailer.

We’ll have more on Scott Pilgrim vs The World shortly after Comic-Con.

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sleeping_sier said:

July 20th, 2:07 pm

Is this really exclusive for the ps3? seriously?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    July 20th, 9:35 pm

    It’s a timed exclusive. It’ll debut exclusively on PSN, and show up elsewhere, later. By which time I’ll have beaten it several times, I’d imagine :)

Blackheart10111 said:

July 20th, 2:09 pm

This reminds of River City Ransom I can wait to buy it.

Bigmouthkid said:

July 20th, 2:10 pm

Im definitely buying this. Will this game have online co-op as well?

PK-Deviluke25 said:

July 20th, 2:10 pm

i heard this game was coming out on 360 on august 25 by IGN was it a lie

TheAlbraskan said:

July 20th, 2:11 pm

Where did I hear this was coming to the XBLA as well?

DiPLoMaTiC_WaYz said:

July 20th, 2:11 pm

River City Ransom is right. Cant wait for this to drop.

TooTall19 said:

July 20th, 2:12 pm

It’s not exclusive anymore. It’s coming out on 360. Wow, this game looks awesome! I didn’t know it was an old-school beat em up till now.

zamboni_steve said:

July 20th, 2:14 pm

Nice, very nice. I’m glad that old-school style beat ’em ups are having a grand resurgence. This, “Castle Crashers” (hurry up and come out already), and “Shank” all look like phenomenal pick-ups for the PS3. I just hope these titles are better than the horrible TMNT game from last summer.

Has the price been determined for this title yet?

Gogo_ZvC said:

July 20th, 2:17 pm

Nice, picking this up day one, I was at the book launch party in Toronto last night, was absolutely insane, got my book signed by Bryan O’Malley. Got some posters a shirt and now all I need is the game! Great stuff Jeff!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    July 20th, 9:36 pm

    Nice! I went to a midnight release – or so I thought.

theFrappman said:

July 20th, 2:18 pm

This game looks embarrassing. Retro-style only works when you’re making a regressed sequel to an existing, long-standing franchise’s game, or you’re seriously putting effort into the game while trying to maintain an oldschool look. Doing this because you’re pretentiously thinking this is artistic is insulting and counter-intuitive for gaming in general.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    July 20th, 9:37 pm

    As the people below have mentioned repeatedly, the visual style of this game totally fits the style of the comic upon which it is based.

WonsAuto said:

July 20th, 2:20 pm

Anamanaguchi FT fuggin’ W.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    July 20th, 9:37 pm

    Anamanaguchi has prepared a Blog post just for you readers. Look for it next week.

Jobocan said:

July 20th, 2:22 pm

It was never exclusive, it was always planned for multiple consoles. What IS exclusive is the game’s debut on the PS3, since it’s coming 15 days in advance compared to the 360 version.

As for the game, I’m really hyped, it looks awesome. The gameplay looks super fun, the graphics are nice, and the music by Anamanaguchi is just the icing on this cake of awesomeness.

xeno3d said:

July 20th, 2:23 pm

River City Ransom is exactly what I thought of. AWESOME!

sdmf4ever said:

July 20th, 2:24 pm

Man…..this brings back some serious memories….River City Ransom for instance. It looks like it plays really similar to it…even down to the purchasing of food to increase your stats and moves. This may just be what tides me over until Castle Crashers comes out on PSN….if there is as much to do as there is on Castle Crashers! Definite purchase for me….without a doubt!

Zookey said:

July 20th, 2:25 pm

Day 1

silver_ninja25 said:

July 20th, 2:27 pm

This looks so EPIC!!! Cant wait!! :D Just one question, how much is it gonna be?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    July 20th, 9:38 pm

    That I don’t know yet. Will hopefully confirm soon.

Chuckbait said:

July 20th, 2:27 pm

Simply Awesome! Seriously-this is the type of game i want to see on the PSN. River City Ransom BABY

Akimitsu782 said:

July 20th, 2:27 pm

@10
It looks absolutely fascinating! What are you talking about? The game seems to be like an homage to River City Ransom, which was one of the greatest side-scrolling beat-em-ups released.

Learte said:

July 20th, 2:28 pm

This game is awsome, i love the old school look and refrences.

Keyo321 said:

July 20th, 2:29 pm

looks good. Can we get an estimate of when castle crasher is coming?

Chuckbait said:

July 20th, 2:30 pm

I will definitely buy day one, however my question remains from the e3 post about this game: Are there weapons, money, and can you pick up enemies/other players?

zamboni_steve said:

July 20th, 2:36 pm

@10 – so, is your logic based on fact or merely your own assumptions? Because your comment is dripping with elitism.

@21 – did you happen to watch the trailer included with the post before commenting? Probably not, considering that your questions would have already been answered.

Chuckbait said:

July 20th, 2:38 pm

Sorry, just watched video all the way through… I see the stores and restaurants. I commend the makers of this game, and thank them for making it a psn exclusive. Charge whatever you like for this game, I, and many from my generation, will eat it up.

Tyrsis said:

July 20th, 2:39 pm

@theFrappman You obviously don’t get it, and have not read the comic.

Chuckbait said:

July 20th, 2:41 pm

@ number 10… clearly you were born after the year 1990.

JumpMan33 said:

July 20th, 2:41 pm

The game is a time exclusive, so ps3 gets it a 2 weeks early. Anyways I can’t wait to try this game! I can’t get enough of that neo 8-bit music!

Destiny89 said:

July 20th, 2:41 pm

Looks really fun, will keep an eye on it

zamboni_steve said:

July 20th, 2:43 pm

@23 – Haha, don’t go telling them you’ll pay anything for the title. I, also a huge fan of River City Ransom, am also planning to pick this game up, but I think that $10 would be a fair price for a beat ’em up.

So please don’t give them any ideas, especially since it seems that $15 is the new $10… :)

sam_i_jam said:

July 20th, 2:51 pm

Reading the books right now. Ridiculously funny and awesome. Definitely downloading this one on PSN.

Demonic_Clown said:

July 20th, 2:52 pm

The movie looks really f’ing stupid.

ADR143 said:

July 20th, 2:52 pm

dam this looks good

S-E-G said:

July 20th, 2:52 pm

BEST GRAPHICS
BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME
BEST PSN EXCLUSIVE
LOL

if you say so.

Ryan_Som said:

July 20th, 3:17 pm

When I originally heard about this game, I thought it was some dumb watered-down movie based retail release because I knew nothing of the origins of the series.

Now that I know it’s a downloadable 2D sidescrolling beat ’em up with 4-player action, I am PUMPED.

Definitely getting this Day One!

BigBoss712 said:

July 20th, 3:18 pm

Never read the books but it looks like a fun game, will probably get it.

ThatNickGuy said:

July 20th, 3:19 pm

When I was a young lad, one of my favourite NES games was River City Ransom. So, when I discovered that Scott Pilgrim – one of THE greatest comics of all time – was in the style of RVC, my cheers of joy could probably be heard all around the world. CanNOT wait for this game.

But speaking of things on the PSN…it’s Tuesday. Are we not supposed to have our weekly PSN update? I’m curious to see what I got through Plus this week. *grin!*

cywulf21 said:

July 20th, 3:20 pm

Looks nice. Getting a River City Ransom feel from the trailer around the 0:48 seconds mark. Is the multiplayer local/coop? Splitscreen?

ThatNickGuy said:

July 20th, 3:24 pm

@cywulf21

Given that there are DOZENS of RCV references throughout the comic, you can bet that the whole game will feel like RCV.

I’m assuming no splitscreen. Like any other arcadey side-scroller – like Turtles in Time or Final Fight – it’ll be a big ‘ol 4-player on the same screen at all times. And I do believe it’s local AND online co-op.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    July 20th, 9:40 pm

    Yup, no split screen. All together now.

amjr72 said:

July 20th, 3:30 pm

ALL OVER MY FACE /

jimmyfoxhound said:

July 20th, 3:33 pm

I can’t wait until these old timers get out of the gaming business and we can move on from this nostalgic 2D crap. Seriously, the graphics and music are a total embarrassment to modern gaming. If I wanted to play a 20 year old NES game I’d steal one from my grandpa! This is awful.

…just kidding, the game looks great! I’ll def check it out.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    July 20th, 9:41 pm

    You had me there… especially for someone with a Cammy avatar :D

ThatNickGuy said:

July 20th, 3:38 pm

To those that are against the retro look of the game (not you, jimmyfoxhoud, heh):

The comic, in many ways, is a love letter to old school gaming. Scott earns a 1Up, the enemies he defeats leave a pile of coins (like in River City Ransom) and the video game references are piled on.

Since River City Ransom was CLEARLY the inspiration for the comic, then it goes without saying that making the video game like River City Ransom is a further homage.

At least it’s not a horrible beat-em-up rushed game like most movie tie-ins. This one apparently also had the author of Scott Pilgrim helping with the game’s design.

death_vader301 said:

July 20th, 3:47 pm

@10. dude is u a kid cuz games now and days cant compared with games back in the days, for 1 zelda a link to the past. or metroid and super metroid and im not talking about metroid prime. but yep back on subject , first time i seen this on gameinformer i was like wtf but knowing its comeing tp psn . day 1 . river city , zombie ate my neighbor , drouble dragons and battle toads woowee cant wait for another epic game.

mgsfoxhound2 said:

July 20th, 4:11 pm

this video does now work on PS3 browser as u said in share blog as idea in action. look into this please… maybe it has something to do with that particular viddler video having option to watch in HD when I viewed from a PC. thanks loyal PS3 owner

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    July 20th, 9:46 pm

    Yeah, I’ve got no idea why that particular one isn’t working. I’ll see if Viddler can fix – the Kung Fu Live one from earlier today is working NP.

wolfzero1 said:

July 20th, 4:14 pm

I like the old school music, definitely will check it out

mgsfoxhound2 said:

July 20th, 5:02 pm

im sorry does not work typo now work

Istyle318 said:

July 20th, 5:18 pm

This is a great example of a Hot Tub Time Machine on video games, I just took off to play this i can’t wait, is there a price on this yet?

fribee said:

July 20th, 5:21 pm

this will be an instant purchase on day one. great looking game with the same feel as the comic

katsuo7171 said:

July 20th, 5:21 pm

Um the video isn’t up for me. I’m using IE 8, and have been for a while now. The other videos on the site still work though.

ynp7 said:

July 20th, 6:19 pm

Funny how it won “best PS3 exclusive” from someone and the exclusivity turns out to only be two weeks.

katsuo7171: Perhaps you shouldn’t use crappy web browsers, it usually helps the Internet not be crappy.

WhiteF8ng said:

July 20th, 9:26 pm

Nostalgia FTW. Great job on snagging this one SONY…

Chris2pher1993 said:

July 20th, 9:41 pm

reminds me of an old free pc game called Little Fighter 2

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