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Scott Pilgrim vs The World vs PSN today!

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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 said:

August 10th, 10:15 am

This is as good as bought.


D-Squad3 said:

August 10th, 10:16 am

Man I’m $5 short. :(

spartan5585 said:

August 10th, 10:16 am

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* =/

DrainDeimo said:

August 10th, 10:18 am

If I replay it will my stats carry over?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 10th, 11:59 am

    I know you can grind, so… probably?

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

August 10th, 10:18 am

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

Anddo said:

August 10th, 10:18 am

Thanks Jeff. Today’s update looks great!

jeffsmither said:

August 10th, 10:18 am

how many trophies? Any unlockable characters?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 10th, 12:02 pm

    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.

ProjectInfiniti said:

August 10th, 10:23 am

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

Automatically happy :)

romeo-a-go-go said:

August 10th, 10:26 am

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. :)


August 10th, 10:32 am

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

Grosboeuf said:

August 10th, 10:33 am

Will it be release tomorrow on european store ?

TriCykle said:

August 10th, 10:37 am

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?

PrinceKVJ said:

August 10th, 10:40 am

around what time today will it be on playstation network

BlazinFaze said:

August 10th, 10:45 am

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

BlazinFaze said:

August 10th, 10:45 am

I’ve had*

pkpwner47 said:

August 10th, 10:46 am

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

Dracorius said:

August 10th, 10:50 am

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

Nightmare142 said:

August 10th, 10:53 am

Trophies list?

forty6ntwo said:

August 10th, 10:54 am

When’s this being released in Europe?

Eskas said:

August 10th, 10:57 am

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


August 10th, 11:08 am

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

bakenzaki said:

August 10th, 11:15 am


DethLocke said:

August 10th, 11:23 am

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.

pkpwner47 said:

August 10th, 11:24 am

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

informer said:

August 10th, 11:26 am

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 said:

    August 10th, 12:07 pm

    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.

Tjoeb123 said:

August 10th, 11:32 am

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)?

Airwalkinman17 said:

August 10th, 11:32 am

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

Tjoeb123 said:

August 10th, 11:32 am


I wish!!

KazeOrion said:

August 10th, 11:42 am

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

Adical said:

August 10th, 11:56 am

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

popeblindmole said:

August 10th, 11:58 am

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????


August 10th, 12:01 pm

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

SilverPR said:

August 10th, 12:03 pm

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

ardeesonic said:

August 10th, 12:04 pm

I’m 20 cents short…

Neil said:

August 10th, 12:17 pm

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.

koma1tose said:

August 10th, 12:18 pm

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

pkpwner47 said:

August 10th, 12:23 pm

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

Lapulzi said:

August 10th, 12:23 pm

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

rychu79 said:

August 10th, 12:26 pm

Update the store so I can play!

pkpwner47 said:

August 10th, 12:27 pm

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

Tyjet88 said:

August 10th, 12:29 pm

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.

flashpal said:

August 10th, 12:45 pm

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

vtase12 said:

August 10th, 12:46 pm

Will it be available for PSP?

octus said:

August 10th, 12:47 pm

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

Bad_Brains said:

August 10th, 12:49 pm

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)

Lapulzi said:

August 10th, 12:51 pm

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

x_D0RC_x said:

August 10th, 12:52 pm

No demo, no buy.

Colt_MX said:

August 10th, 12:53 pm

I need it update now please

Bad_Brains said:

August 10th, 12:57 pm

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

ninjay said:

August 10th, 12:58 pm

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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