Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – The Game, Ubisoft’s scrolling 2010 beat-em-up based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s hit comic (and Edgar Wright’s movie adaptation), hasn’t been available for some time. The game was delisted at the end of 2014, likely due to the expiration of one of Ubisoft’s licenses, and it has remained impossible to buy since.
Now, during a watch party for Wright’s film that O’Malley joined Twitter to take part in, the book’s author tweeted out a request to “bring back the Scott Pilgrim game”. The official Ubisoft account–which was not tagged in the tweet–issued a simple, cryptic response of an emoji scratching its chin.
— Bryan Lee O’Malley (@bryanleeomalley) May 21, 2020
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) May 21, 2020
Of course, this is not a confirmation that the game is coming back. But at the same time, the game has a bit of a cult following, and to raise people’s hopes like this would be cruel.