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Scott Pilgrim vs The World vs PSN today!

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Aug 10, 2010 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Three months ago, how many of you had heard of Scott Pilgrim? I’ve got to admit, I hadn’t. But after seeing the game at E3, I got really interested in the world created by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Now I’ve read all six of the books (highly recommended), will be seeing the movie this week (again!), and will definitely be playing Scott Pilgrim vs The World later today when it debuts exclusively on PSN.

First take a look at this brand-spanking-new trailer:

If that doesn’t convince you that this game is for you, I’m not sure what will. If you’re all about the 8-bit beat ‘em up style and chiptune music, do read on.

Recently, I (along with writers from a few other gaming sites) had the opportunity to chat with both Bryan Lee O’Malley (the creator of Scott Pilgrim) and Edgar Wright (the director of the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs The World movie). Both have serious gaming cred; the Scott Pilgrim books are laden with gaming references, and Wright’s Shaun of the Dead and Spaced both prominently featured PlayStation games.

Now I was going to spend a couple of hours carefully transcribing the half-hour conversation and placing the reams of text here. Then I noticed that Game Informer’s Ben Reeves, who was sitting about 4 feet to the right of me during the interview, already did that. You should read it.

My questions were about PSP appearing in Book #6 (O’Malley is a fan of Half-Minute Hero) and how Anamanaguchi got involved in making the game’s (awesome, chiptune) soundtrack.

If you’ve got any further questions, feel free to drop them in, and I’ll see what I can do to get them answered. Otherwise, keep an eye out for the full game (and the free demo) later this afternoon.

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+ TheTwelve on August 10th, 2010 at 10:15 am said:

This is as good as bought.

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+ D-Squad3 on August 10th, 2010 at 10:16 am said:

Man I’m $5 short. :(


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+ spartan5585 on August 10th, 2010 at 10:16 am said:

im so psyched for this game, cant wait to play it and see the movie this week…now all i need is a new ps3, ever since my old ps3 died on me at the begining of the year ive been missing out on a lot of great games, maybe since its my bday in 2 weeks, by some miracle ill get one…i can only hope an pray *sigh* =/


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+ DrainDeimo on August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 am said:

If I replay it will my stats carry over?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 10th, 2010 at 11:59 am said:

    I know you can grind, so… probably?


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 am said:

@45…i agree with you 100%..but 10 buks..cummon ..thats not much..for a game just as fun..:)


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+ Anddo on August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 am said:

Thanks Jeff. Today’s update looks great!


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+ jeffsmither on August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 am said:

how many trophies? Any unlockable characters?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 10th, 2010 at 12:02 pm said:

    You can choose from 4 of the main characters in the game, and call in other characters via special attacks (like Knives Chau).

    Haven’t seen the trophy list yet.


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+ ProjectInfiniti on August 10th, 2010 at 10:23 am said:

This, Crash Team Racing, and an update to PlayStation Plus all in one day.

Automatically happy :)


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+ romeo-a-go-go on August 10th, 2010 at 10:26 am said:

I had this sucker pre-ordered last week. I’ve been re-reading the books for the umpteenth time, and I’m going to see the movie Friday. The Summer of Pilgrim is upon us. :)


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+ DZORMAGEN on August 10th, 2010 at 10:32 am said:

I know I will love this game as much as Scott loved Romona! :)


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+ Grosboeuf on August 10th, 2010 at 10:33 am said:

Will it be release tomorrow on european store ?


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+ TriCykle on August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

I was thinking this was a PSP game at first.
Glad it’s a PS3 game with Trophies!

Looks retro as ****!
This was made in Canada right?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 10th, 2010 at 12:02 pm said:

    Ubisoft Montreal, I believe.


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+ PrinceKVJ on August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 am said:

around what time today will it be on playstation network


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+ BlazinFaze on August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 am said:

I know, I’ve literally been waiting all day for this game to appear on the store. I’ve it pre-ordered since last month


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+ BlazinFaze on August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 am said:

I’ve had*


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+ pkpwner47 on August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 am said:

no one know all he has said is this afternoon no offence to you though jeff


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+ Dracorius on August 10th, 2010 at 10:50 am said:

Eeeeeeee!!!! I am so stoked to download this after work. Dying to watch the movie!


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+ Nightmare142 on August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 am said:

Trophies list?


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+ forty6ntwo on August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 am said:

When’s this being released in Europe?


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+ Eskas on August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 am said:

I can’t wait for the update, what’s taking so long :P


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+ TERWALLACE on August 10th, 2010 at 11:08 am said:

I already have three other players on standby for the second this hits. Can. Not. Wait.


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+ bakenzaki on August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 am said:

Psp??


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+ DethLocke on August 10th, 2010 at 11:23 am said:

You dont know how badly I’ve wanted this game, then the no online co-op happens. Thats a no sale for me. I play with all of my friends online because I moved out of state. Really sad to see the potential wasted.

Oh, and if Castle Crashers is never coming to PSN, I wish you guys would just be strait up about it.


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+ pkpwner47 on August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 am said:

its only for the ps3 for 2 weeks then it goes out for x box


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+ informer on August 10th, 2010 at 11:26 am said:

It’d be great if it was common knowledge as to what time the Playstation Network updates occurred on specific days; I’m dying to redeem a code to start playing this game only to have the code show up as invalid. I guess I have to wait just like everyone else….


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 10th, 2010 at 12:07 pm said:

    There isn’t a set time – the store team pushes it out when it’s ready. Considering there are usually over 100 pieces of content per week, there’s some variance there. Last week it was at like 2pm Pacific – fingers crossed for that to be the case again this week.


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+ Tjoeb123 on August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 am said:

1. This game is pure awesomeness, despite the fact that I haven’t read the books that I didn’t know exist. I’ll definitely look into reading them, though!!

2. In case none of you guys know, there’s a sale going on at the UbiShop. Use 10THANKS when getting this game to get $1 off!! (No, you can’t use PSN funds there)

3. The soundtrack itself is just as awesome as the rest of the game. Any chance we’re going to see the soundtrack released separately (say, over iTunes or PSN)?


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+ Airwalkinman17 on August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 am said:

Yay. This is going to be so awesome and its only 9.99! Bought a psn card last night just for this game! This is going to be pure awesomeness


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+ Tjoeb123 on August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 am said:

@bakenzaki

I wish!!


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+ KazeOrion on August 10th, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

Aww Man! I have to work at 430…It had better be out by then!!!


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+ Adical on August 10th, 2010 at 11:56 am said:

Maaan, hurry up and update! D:
Great article by the way, Jeff!


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+ popeblindmole on August 10th, 2010 at 11:58 am said:

aggggh ive beeen WAAAAAAAIITTTING for this … ive got friends coming over and beers in the fridge … AGH!

cannot wait to stop some vegans with stephen stills … also cant wait for it to update … dont they know i have guests to entertain later????


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+ FRANKMAN1 on August 10th, 2010 at 12:01 pm said:

To everyone who want the RDR DLC go to search at the ps store and search red dead redemption u will find the legends and killers pack :D


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+ SilverPR on August 10th, 2010 at 12:03 pm said:

I hope Grace Chen doesn’t update the store too late today or I will me raging mad.


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+ ardeesonic on August 10th, 2010 at 12:04 pm said:

I’m 20 cents short…


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+ Neil on August 10th, 2010 at 12:17 pm said:

Played a bit of this and it totally exceeded my expectations. I loved River City Ransom growing up so this is pure win for me. I pre-ordered it from ubisoft’s site for the deal right away.


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+ koma1tose on August 10th, 2010 at 12:18 pm said:

for anyone getting this game there is a zombie mode in the game accessed thru a code check recent comment for the code


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+ pkpwner47 on August 10th, 2010 at 12:23 pm said:

damn it still not done and it 2 23 here >.<


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+ Lapulzi on August 10th, 2010 at 12:23 pm said:

It’s 3:22 PM EST here in new york. Still patiently waiting on the game so I can buy it fast and download it quick heheheh x-x


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+ rychu79 on August 10th, 2010 at 12:26 pm said:

Update the store so I can play!


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+ pkpwner47 on August 10th, 2010 at 12:27 pm said:

i cant wait anylonger i would kill some one to play it now


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+ Tyjet88 on August 10th, 2010 at 12:29 pm said:

Are there any plans for the comic to be released on the PSP’s comic store? I haven’t read them yet, and to be able to download it off of PSN would be extremely convenient.


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+ flashpal on August 10th, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

Awesome!! I Can’t wait to play the game!!! i Pre-Ordered it also haha.


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+ vtase12 on August 10th, 2010 at 12:46 pm said:

Will it be available for PSP?


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+ octus on August 10th, 2010 at 12:47 pm said:

you should go buy the comics at an actual comic shop if possible. keep the mom and pop stores in business.


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+ Bad_Brains on August 10th, 2010 at 12:49 pm said:

This looks awesome, and a steal for $10! My young brother and I love the comics, is there any form of multiplayer/co op? (on the same system, not online)


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+ Lapulzi on August 10th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

Only local co-op play. No online play =/


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+ x_D0RC_x on August 10th, 2010 at 12:52 pm said:

No demo, no buy.


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+ Colt_MX on August 10th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

I need it update now please


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+ Bad_Brains on August 10th, 2010 at 12:57 pm said:

@x_D0RC_x
It clearly says that there will be a free demo in the post. ;)


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+ ninjay on August 10th, 2010 at 12:58 pm said:

no demo, no buy??? no online support, no buy??? really!?

all of the people that think this way didnt feed quarters to machines like ‘final fight’ or ‘captain america and the avengers’.


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