Bryan Lee O’Malley – creator of Scott Pilgrim – is trolling us, isn’t he. The new cover art for Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game features the titular boy antihero is a pose familiar to many of us, and that’s because it’s a direct replica of/homage to Sonic’s iconic under-the-leg pose from the box art of Sonic Adventure.
Josh and the gang at @LimitedRunGames have been working closely with me and @anamanaguchi. I did the sonic parody cover art with @nathanfairbairn colors. The other covers are by @kinucakes & @personasama who worked on the original art team for the game <3 https://t.co/MByn7wHu2k— Bryan Lee O’Malley (@bryanleeomalley) January 8, 2021
If you’re a Nintendo purist, then perhaps you know the game as “Sonic Adventure DX: Director’s Cut”, the title it was given on the GameCube, but Sonic’s first foray into the 3D world was actually an original Dreamcast game (RIP). It was the bestselling game on the console, no doubt because of the addition of the excellent Chao minigame, in which Sonic learns the value of parenting by raising a virtual pet.
While the re-release of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game is exciting enough, we can’t help but find ourselves wondering if we’ll ever get to play Sonic Adventure again. We still have that song in our heads. You know the one.
Do you miss Sonic Adventure as well, or are we on our own here? Let us know your thoughts on the speedy blue guy in the comments below.