Scott Pilgrim: The Game’s Band Behind Music: Stop “Falsely Accusing” Us of Title’s De-Listing
The band responsible for Scott Pilgrim: The Game's music takes to Twitter against accusations that they caused the game's delisting.
Anamanaguchi, the American band behind the excellent soundtrack from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, has taken to Twitter to clear the air regarding their lack of involvement in getting the Ubisoft developed and published title de-listed from the digital marketplace.
The band’s official Twitter account released a recent status update regarding the situation, asking for Ubisoft and Universal Pictures to re-release the game so they would stop being “falsely accused of removing it from stores” themselves:
— Anamanaguchi (@anamanaguchi) March 20, 2019
In a later reply to one of many responses to the tweet, they further revealed that this was hardly the first time the band has had to field this sort of accusation:
we spoke about it openly since the day someone said we had anything to do with it being pulled– it's not like this is the first time addressing it by any means, just surprising we still get hit up about it based off some wild rumor by some rando trying to start shit
— Anamanaguchi (@anamanaguchi) March 21, 2019
The accusations can be summarized as such: that Anamanaguchi is responsible for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game‘s de-listing from both PSN and Xbox Live stores due to licensing issues arising from their provided music.
However, the more likely scenario is that in 2014, contracts with its publisher Ubisoft and the movie rights’ holder Universal Pictures were expiring, resulting in complications that eventually lead to the complete take-down of the digital only title. Unfortunately, no official statement has ever been released since then and fans have been forced to speculate on the likely causes, leading to the unfortunate situation with Anamanaguchi.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game first landed in trouble when planned DLC was delayed and then delayed again. Eventually the game was taken down from the online marketplaces with no warning or explanation, leaving fans reeling.
Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley then took to Twitter to let fans know that he was actively searching for a way to re-release the side scrolling action beat-em-up. The creator stated: “My #1 goal in life is to get the Scott Pilgrim video game re-released. Give me time.” Though this was posted back in 2016 so it seems his efforts have been so far fruitless.