I remember what it was like eleven years ago when Scott Pilgrim Vs The World was first released. There was hype among the nerd crowd before the film was even out, but on opening weekend, it was up against “The Expendables,” an action throwback picture starring a slew of 80s-tough-guy-movie veterans, and “Eat Pray Love,” a Julia Roberts vehicle for the Oprah crowd. On the surface there wouldn’t seem to be much overlap between the intended audiences for those films, so Scott should’ve had the all-important youth market sewn up, right? ….Didn’t work out that way.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Ask any collector of physical games and they’ll tell you: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game is the one title that should have been given a physical release when it came out on the PS3 back in 2010. Viewed by its publisher as a mere promotional tie-in to the movie (which came out at the same time), the game was digital-only back when that meant certain doom by deletion. After its removal from online merchants in late 2014, it not only became impossible to buy, but impossible to re-download. The only way anyone could play it was if they owned a console that already had the game installed on it.