This Summer, Play With Scott Pilgrim
Some may have thought that the Scott Pilgrim juggernaut was over after the movie didn’t do as well as expected, but that hasn’t stopped the announcement of a new product I’m looking forward to. This summer, publisher Oni Press is teaming up with Renegade Game Studios to release a deck-building card game, Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game. (A deck-building game is one where you acquire cards during the game which you can then use to play in different ways or accumulate points.)
It’s based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley and aims to “stay true to the heart of the series.” The card game will be available this summer at a suggested price of $45. It can be played by 2-6 players, ages 13 and up, and a game will take 45-60 minutes.
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game is a deckbuilding game that challenges you to grow up and prepare for your finest hour. Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence.
“Scott Pilgrim is an incredibly popular graphic novel series because it is so relatable,” says Renegade President Scott Gaeta. “Renting your first apartment, falling in love, and getting a job are things everyone’s gone through. Keith Baker has done an incredible job recreating these life choices in a deck-building format while incorporating the video game style button-mashing combo moves that we loved in the graphic novel fight scenes.”
“Invite your friends! Throw a pizza party! But don’t get the cards greasy,” Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan O’Malley added.
Beyond the video-game-style combo moves unique to each character, fans will also appreciate the innovative double-sided cards. Players will be faced to make hard choices about whether to fight or upgrade their life with each card placed into the plot line. Defeating the Evil Ex and collecting Power-Ups will help players inch their way towards victory.