E3 First Impressions: Scott Pilgrim Video Game


Ubisoft and comics creator Bryan Lee O'Malley have teamed up for an old fashioned side scrolling game that is a blast to play and a heavy dose of nostalgia. The game is hitting the Playstation 3 Store in August with the release of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and is coming to the XBox Live sometime soon after that.

Reminiscent of games like Double Dragon, River City Ransom, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Through Time, Scott Pilgrim is an old school fighting game that features exactly the type of gameplay that inspired the series of graphic novels on which the character is based. You can choose from four characters: Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Kim Pine, or Stephen Stills. Along with straight up hand to hand combat, you can pick up items from areas around you and use them as weapons.

I had a chance to play this game at E3 in Los Angeles, and it's incredibly addictive and fun. Check out some of the footage below, and sound off in the comments. Are you hyped for a Scott Pilgrim video game?