Scott Pilgrim Creator Says Ubisoft Has Finally Reached Out to Him About The Game
Fan demand for the return of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World has been at an all-time high. Brian Lee O'Malley announced Ubisoft reached out to him.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game is one of the most well-documented game delistings ever. Warranting mass disappointment, including from Scott Pilgrim’s Creator, Brian Lee O’Malley, the Ubisoft-published beat-em-up’s disappearance is especially poignant considering it turned 10 years old today, August 13.
Over the past few days and weeks especially, fan demand for the game’s return has been at an all-time high, especially since iAm8Bit and O’Malley have very publicly discussed how the game would be perfectly suited for a re-release and various parties involved have teased its return. Today, O’Malley announced via Twitter that Ubisoft has finally reached out to him to get the game back on digital storefronts.
PS. ubisoft has reached out to me
— Bryan Lee O’Malley (@bryanleeomalley) August 13, 2020
While we’ve seen situations like this in the past with other games being removed from online stores, fans demanding it come back and the company making some moves to bring back the game, only to disappoint in some way, this seems like the closest Ubisoft has ever been to bringing the popular game back.
Not only is O’Malley campaigning for the game’s return, but Anamanaguchi, the group that composed the soundtrack for Scott Pilgrim that debuted their latest album last night has also been very supportive of the game’s return.
the guys at @iam8bit released
mega man 2
mega man x
untitled goose game
— Anamanaguchi (@anamanaguchi) August 12, 2020
The prospect of an iAm8Bit re-release of the game and/or the soundtrack is especially enticing, seeing their collector’s editions and physical versions of previously digital-only games. In particular, their Untitled Goose Game release and their re-releases of classic games like Street Fighter II are incredibly high-quality. IAm8Bit also specializes in pressing game soundtracks to vinyl, and Scott Pilgrim‘s soundtrack is just begging for a physical release.
Ubisoft proper has yet to say anything about a Scott Pilgrim vs The World re-release, but considering they’re in talks to bring it back, they could be sharing more news soon.