If you’re not familiar with Scott Pilgrim, get familiar, and soon. The independent comic series, created by Bryan Lee O’Malley, has been a critic darling since 2004. It’s great humor tied with a romantically driven storyline has gotten it much attention from numerous media outlets, including the film industry.
In anticipation of the movie based on the series, directed by Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright, Oni Press is teaming up with Konami to create a side-scrolling beat-em-up based on the comic book series.
The series ought to lend itself well to a beat-em-up with the story focusing on defeating seven evil ex-boyfriends in over the top fight scenes. The heavy influence of games from the late 80s to early 90s should also make for some good laughs and levels with in the game.
If anything at all is taken from this article, it’s to pick up a copy of Scott Pilgrim. The series is hilarious, well drawn, and with a fairly entertaining story. The Movie oughta just drive the message home more when it comes out next year.