Adventure connoisseurs Telltale Games recently announced a number of new titles they’re working on including Fables and The Walking Dead but one property they tried to go after was refused by its creator. Brian Lee O’Malley, the brains behind Scott Pilgrim, tweeted (via GoNintendo) that “Telltale wanted to do Scott Pilgrim but I said no. I couldn’t see it as an adventure game. All respect to them, though.” Instead, Ubisoft Montreal developed a side-scrolling old-school brawler for PSN and XBLA which O’Malley seems very proud of (if you follow his site).
Not to jump of the bandwagon of fans whose opinions clash with O’Malley’s, an adventure game about the life of everyone’s favourite anti-hero does sound pretty cool. Though possibly not strictly the experience that Telltale offer, something like Yakuza or Shenmue. It would have been a huge undertaking and doubtfully released in time to coincide with the Scott Pilgrim vs the World movie but a game where you play Scott as he tries to win the affections of Ramona, inter-spliced with sudden beat-em-up scenarios across the city of Toronto is everything I’d like in a game right now! Ubisoft Montreal created a game inspired by the writings of O’Malley and the world of Scott Pilgrim which admittedly does fit within the fiction whereas the idea I proposed would have just been a video game adaptation of the comics. But I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.