Last week, Ubisoft sent me a preview build of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World for PlayStation Network. One thing it didn’t tell me (and why in the hell not?) is that there’s a secret code you can input on the title screen that will unlock zombie enemies. Why keep this from me, Ubisoft!?
I had to hear it from Edgar Wright, the director of the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film, who posted it on his blog along with a video of the undead pixels in action. Keeping with the delightfully old-school feel of the game, you’ll need to input a code on the game’s title screen to unlock the zombie smashing action — down, up, right, down, up, right, down, up, right, right, right. I tried it on my preview build — doesn’t seem to work, and that made me cry.
But it did bring my attention to another menu option: “Extra Game Modes.” Along with a “Boss Rush” mode is “Survival Horror,” where you fight — you guessed it — a seemingly endless stream of shambling ghouls. How long can you last? How many can you take down? As it turns out, not so many for me — it seems the zombies were a bit more powerful than I had anticipated, taking me out with a few hits.
I’ll have a more detailed preview of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World later this week, and here’s a spoiler alert for you — it’s totally and completely awesome.