The emulated Scott Pilgrim game now has online multiplayer

In 2010, Ubisoft released Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game on PS3 and Xbox 360, a River City Ransom-style brawler based on the Scott Pilgrim comics and movie. It was well-received among both fans of Scott Pilgrim and of old school side-scrolling beat 'em ups, but was never released on PC and in 2014 was delisted from both consoles. 

The RPCS3 PlayStation 3 emulator made Scott Pilgrim vs. the World available again, and on PC, but without the online multiplayer. Until now. The latest update to RPCN, a PlayStation Network emulator and the work of developer GalCiv, supports online multiplayer brawling through the streets of Toronto. It's also made connecting with other players easier, which previously made games of Bomberman Ultra with more than two or three players a problem.

The emulated version makes it available for those who once purchased it on console, as well as those who didn't have a chance to, which is a piratical consequence of emulation or the point of it, depending on who you ask.

The 10th anniversary of the Scott Pilgrim movie earlier this year drew some attention to the game, and the comic's creator Bryan Lee O'Malley tweeted that, after he'd talked about trying to organize a rerelease for over four years, Ubisoft reached out to him. Sure would be nice if it finally got an official PC version.

Recent patches for RPCS3 have also improved framerates and rendering in God of War 3 and Killzone 3.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.