Vivendi Universal Games today announced that several high profile actors are lending their likeness and voice talent to the upcoming adaptation of Scarface, Hollywood's underworld masterpiece.
Scarface: The World is Yours, set for release this Fall, will capture the ruthlessness, intelligence and thrill of being the one and only Tony Montana, forced to carve out his drug empire for the second time. The game will be shown publicly for the first time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on May 18th.
Ensuring an authentic videogame experience of the movie, film actor Al Pacino has lent his likeness to the game, assuring that players will embark on a journey that delivers the essence and soul of the Scarface mythology. The game's roster of voice actors also includes original Scarface cast members Steven Bauer and Robert Loggia (who played Manny Ray and Frank Lopez respectively), comedians Jay Mohr and Cheech Marin, and actors James Woods, Miguel Sandoval, Robert Davi, Michael Rappaport and Michael York.
"Al Pacino brought the character of Tony Montana to life onscreen in a very powerful way, and the inclusion of his likeness as Tony Montana is a critical component to the authenticity of the Scarface game experience," said Cindy Cook, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for VU Games. "We are also thrilled to have other top-notch talent involved with Scarface: The World is Yours, as their participation will add further substance and depth to the characters featured in the game."
The Scarface video game immerses players in a "what if Tony survives" storyline that begins with the explosive shootout at the end of the film. Gamers will travel through the steamy, often violent streets of Miami, the irie islands of the various Caribbean 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.
Scarface The Game is currently in development by veteran video game developer Radical Games for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC.