Scott Pilgrim DLC on PSN today, adds Knives Chau vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim's never-ending battle against the rest of the planet is about to get a little bit easier. The PSN version of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World will receive its first expansion today, a $2 DLC pack that adds jilted ex-girlfriend Knives Chau as a playable character, as well as a player-vs-player arena mode and slightly-less-violent dodgeball mode.

Additionally, launching alongside the DLC will come a free patch that allows players to drop in or out of the game at any time while playing offline co-op. The update will also lower the difficulty of the game's (rather difficult) "Average Joe" setting.

According to Ubisoft, the DLC is due out on Xbox Live "later this month." If you're finding it difficult to stick it out until then, you can whet your palate by checking out a new trailer for the DLC after the jump.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 9, 2010 – Today, Ubisoft announced the launch of new downloadable content for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game. The new content will be available on PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system on November 9 and will come later this month on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 coinciding with the film's Blu-ray and DVD release on November 9th.

The download is priced at $2 and includes the new playable 'Knives Chau' character, as well as two new game modes: Battle Royale and Dodge Ball. In addition, Ubisoft will also offer a free patch, which upgrades the player's original gameplay to co-op.

Developed in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game™ is based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's award-winning graphic novel series and the Universal Pictures film directed by genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright.

The game follows 'Scott Pilgrim's' quest to date 'Ramona Flowers' by defeating her seven evil exes. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game is a rock 'n' roll action love story for the 8-bit generation with an arcade-style, beat-'em-up experience inspired by many classic retro games of the '80s and '90s. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game is rated "T" for TEEN by the ESRB.

For more information on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, please visit: http://shop.ubi.com/scottpilgrim.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.