One of the less immediately obvious effects The shift to digital sales as one of the most important ways people get theirs Video games are that it suddenly becomes much easier to “lose”
The best-known example of this type of digitally induced scarcity is of course that of Hideo Kojima silent Hill Teaser PT, what now only exists on an increasingly dwindling number of PlayStation 4s (and in the minds of everyone who played it where his legend of horror brilliance just grows). But there is a smaller, but still vocal contingent that has been asking a similar question for 6 years: where the hell is that? Scottish pilgrim Game?
Designed to tie with Edgar Wright’s film adaptation from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s beloved graphic novels, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The world: the game translated O’Malley’s metaphorical video game conceptss books directly in a River City ransomScott and Ramona quarrel through the streets of Toronto. The game, highly regarded at the time, was especially heralded for its aesthetic details, with art by pixel art genius Paul Robertson and a soundtrack from chiptune favorite AnaManaGuchi. And how PTDue to the scarcity in recent years, it has achieved a certain legendary status, ever as it was pulled by PlayStation 3 and XbOx 360 digital shop window at the end of 2014. It got frustrating enough that both O’Malley and Wright recently asked publisher Ubisoft on Twitter to bring the game back in honor of its 10th anniversary (and the movie).
And lo and behold: The Scottish pilgrim Game is finally back. Perhaps hoping to divert attention from some of the other Things it’s been yelling at lately –including widespread allegations of ignored abuse within the ranks of the company– Ubisoft announced today that it is rolling out Scott Pilgrim Vs. Die Welt: Das Spiel – Complete Edition Later that year, he brings the cult classic out of the shadows and onto PS4, XbOx one, switch and pc. Will the game be able to meet all of the expectations placed on the game during the years of unavailability? Who can say that.
That soundtrack still kicks the ass though.