Going to PAX East in Boston over the weekend was like going to a comic convention on another planet.
The gestalt was the same — the exhibit floor, the booths, the cosplayers, the panels — but everything was a little off. The crowd was bigger and younger. Huge screens advertised properties I knew by name only. A lot of the attendees were glued to consoles or computer screens, playing games; one side of the convention center was split into a massive tabletop gaming area and an even bigger PC gaming section. The part that really came closest to a comic con was the indie area on the exhibit floor, where developers were hand-selling their games the way indie creators promote their graphic novels.
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The art was revealed last night in Boston at PAX East at the concert by chiptune punk band Anamanaguchi, who’s writing the game’s soundtrack. Attract Mode reports that during the performance of one of the tracks from the game, on-stage visuals featured animation and art by “pixel master” Paul Robertson, creator of Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle.
Announced last year during Comic-Con, Scott Pilgrim the Video Game! is described as an old-school, side-scrolling beat-’em-up game. Its release is set to coincide with the August premiere of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
You can see more screen grabs from the Anamanaguchi concert at Attract Mode.
(via Bryan Lee O’Malley)