Major Nelson, Xbox Live personality/announcer, posted some interesting Scott Pilgrim news on his blog earlier today. On August 19th, 2012, over two years after the release of Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game, the title will be receiving something fans were clamoring for during the release of the game: Online co-op play. The news comes out of nowhere, as the developer wasn't ever promising this to fans. The news for the fans of the game is definitely somewhat welcome. Sadly, this is not a patch or update, it is downloadable content.
The benefit of buying the DLC will help bolster sales to a mostly stagnate game. Currently, the amount of people playing it have dwindled so releasing this content makes sense for Ubisoft. Many fans may wonder if this was the plan all along or if something changed. The developers have stated that the budget was fairly low for the game and it's had it's fair share of problems right from the beginning. There were audio issues (chiptune-rock band Anamanaguchi's stellar 8-bit rock soundtrack was sometimes louder on the first stage than all others, and there are even times where the 8-bit chiptunes drop out completely leaving solid guitars and bass only.) Patches were released to fix the game crashing frequently during certain points.
On top of all this, the DLC for Knives showed up six months late on XBOX Live as compared with the early-bird PS3, and the multiplayer minigames added left plenty to be desired. Overall, the lack of online play made the game feel a little too classic.
Regardless, the game is still one of the best retro-style beat 'em ups on the current generation, and the new DLC will be welcomed by many fans, just not with open arms. Some feel that paying for the ability to play online is not a viable update, and that there isn't enough content provided in the update to warrant a purchase. This may have been the reasoning behind adding a new character, Wallace, into the content. Yes, Wallace is finally playable, increasing the amount of potential characters. Hopefully the cutscenes and endings will be improved as well. For PS3 fans, Ubisoft has confirmed that it will be released on PS3 as well.
Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game is based off of the comic/manga title and movie of the same name, and features gameplay similar to River City Ransom and Double Dragon. The game was released in 2010 and has not seen downloadable content since late 2010/early 2011. The Wallace/Online DLC Pack is currently going to be priced at 400 points.
Do you plan on buying this latest DLC, or is this expansion something that should've been included from the get-go? Voice your opinion in the comments below!
Source: Major Nelson
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