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Scarface: The World Is Yours

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Vivendi
Developer: Radical

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Hollywood Film Studio Makes Game Intro For 'Scarface: The World Is Yours' (ALL)

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT

Scarface will create a gameplay environment that authentically recreates the historical time period of the film, touching on politics, news items and events of the day. Players will travel through the steamy, often violent streets of Miami, the irie islands of the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and various other locales and will interact with a world full of seedy and dangerous characters to procure information, negotiate business deals, smuggle contraband and avoid rivals and DEA on a mission to rebuild their fallen empire.

“With a franchise as revered as Scarface, every element in the game must meet only the highest standards while creating the feel of viewing a Hollywood-produced sequel,” said Cindy Cook, chief strategy and marketing officer for Vivendi Games. “By partnering with Prologue Films, Sierra Entertainment has ensured that the game’s commitment to quality will be evident from the first moments of the game. The sequence produced by Prologue Films will immediately excite gamers and remind the Scarface fans of why this iconic film is still so popular today.”

Kyle Cooper, founder and creative director at Prologue Films, served as director on the intro title sequence for the game. Cooper has directed more than 130 title sequences for motion pictures, and is credited with personally revitalizing the main-title sequence as an art form. His work on title sequences has appeared in such major Hollywood releases as Spider-Man, Superman Returns, Se7en, The Mummy Returns, Dawn of the Dead, Donnie Brasco, True Lies, Mission: Impossible and many more.

The opening title sequence created by Prologue Films for Scarface: The World Is Yours summarizes the storyline and action of the original motion picture while at the same time introduces the massive ensemble cast of more than 50 celebrity voice-over actors who supplied performances for the game’s characters.

“Scarface: The World Is Yours is telling the next chapter in the saga of Tony Montana and the cast list in the game is second to none,” said Kyle Cooper, founder of Prologue Films. “Because of this, the opening title sequence is critical to set the tone for the entire game. We were excited to have the opportunity to work with a license that is so popular with so many fans, gamers and film buffs alike.”

Scarface: The World Is Yours will deliver a Hollywood-quality experience in a video game, effectively bringing Tony Montana and the world of the film to life through unprecedented casting, leading technology and renowned Hollywood partners. The game has already secured a AAA voice cast of more than 50 celebrities from movies, television, sports and music and boasts a soundtrack of more than 120 licensed music tracks from the 80s and today, as well as the original motion picture score by Georgio Moroder.

Scarface: The World Is Yours will plunge players deep into the seedy underbelly of 1980s Miami as the one-and-only Tony Montana. Players are challenged to re-enact the climactic mansion shoot-out from the original film, but in the game the player has the opportunity to make Tony fight his way out of the mansion and survive. As Tony, they must then rebuild his fallen empire and seize vengeance on his enemies.

Scarface: The World Is Yours is expected to be available in North American retail stores October 8 for the PS2, Xbox and PC for an estimated retail price of $49.99. The “Collector’s Edition” version for PlayStation 2 will ship at the same time for an estimated retail price of $59.99. Sierra Entertainment will also release Scarface: Money. Power. Respect., a unique game designed specifically for the PSP that combines turn-based strategy gameplay with real-time combat, this October 8 for an estimated retail price of $39.99.

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