LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Entertainment, a division
of Vivendi Games, will deliver Scarface: The World Is Yours, the hotly
anticipated video game based on the 1983 film classic, to North American
store shelves on October 8 for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment
system, the Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and
Windows PC. In addition, Scarface fans will have an opportunity to score
additional Tony Montana merchandise and bonus material through a pre-order
campaign and a special "Collector's Edition" of the game.
Scarface: The World Is Yours is licensed by Universal Studios Consumer
"Sierra Entertainment is excited to announce that, beginning October 8,
gamers can finally BECOME Tony Montana by playing what will surely be one
of the most thrilling action games of the year, based on one of the most
beloved franchises in film history," said Cindy Cook, chief strategy and
marketing officer for Vivendi Games. "Scarface fanatics and action game
enthusiasts alike are in for an extremely compelling combination of
thrilling gameplay, a robust in-game soundtrack, customizable features and
collectible bonus material that will transport gamers into Tony's world
like never before."
"Scarface: The World Is Yours is a fantastic example of fiction
extension in a game," said Bill Kispert, vice president, interactive,
Universal Studios. "While featuring an original storyline and intense new
adventures and scenarios for Tony Montana, it remains painstakingly true to
its beloved source material. We are excited to deliver the game to fans,
both as a high-quality piece of standalone entertainment and as an
authentic addition to the Scarface mythology."
Fans who pre-order the game at participating retailers will receive a
24" x 30" Scarface print created by L.A. Pop Art, depicting an iconic film
scene created out of the text of the original motion picture script.
Pre-orders are now being accepted at participating retailers.
For the true Scarface fans, a Scarface: The World Is Yours Collector's
Edition will be available in limited quantity for PlayStation 2. The
Collector's Edition will include the entire game and a variety of extras
packed into an exclusive metal case. The Collector's Edition will feature a
bonus DVD including the "Making of the Game" behind-the-scenes documentary,
a game walk-through with producer commentary, cast interviews and hints and
tips, as well as a full map of the in-game world, game concept art and
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 Tony survives. As Tony, they must then rebuild his
fallen empire and seize vengeance on his enemies. The game features
Hollywood film-caliber production values including an unprecedented
Hollywood ensemble cast, a script penned by renowned script writer David
McKenna ("American History X," "Blow"), industry-leading sound effects
provided by Skywalker Sound and an enormous lineup of music from the 80s
and current artists.
Scarface: The World Is Yours is expected to be available in North
American retail stores October 8 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox for an
estimated retail price of $49.99, and for Windows PC for an estimated
retail price of $39.99. 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(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system
that combines turn-based strategy gameplay with real-time combat, this
For more information about Scarface: The World Is Yours, please visit
the game's official Web site at www.scarfacegame.com.
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for
global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand
recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties.
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one
of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the
development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and
information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining
of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates
a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion
picture company, significant television production operations, a leading
television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is
80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
About Vivendi Games
Vivendi Games (www.vivendigames.com) is a global developer, publisher
and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is
the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online
role-playing games (MMORPG) category, holds leading positions in the PC,
console, handheld and mobile games markets, and is an emerging player in
casual online games. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing
labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, the
creator of World of Warcraft(R), Diablo(R), StarCraft(R), and Warcraft(R);
and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes
Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios, and Massive
Entertainment. Sierra's IPs include Crash Bandicoot(R), Spyro The
Dragon(R), Empire Earth(R), SWAT(R), Darkwatch(TM), TimeShift(TM), Ground
Control(R) and Leisure Suit Larry(R). Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi
Games Mobile, publishing games for the emerging mobile market, and Sierra
Online, dedicated to publishing casual games for online play and
distribution on all platforms. Vivendi Games maintains strategic
relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal
Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum
Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting
business in 75 countries.
"Scarface: The World Is Yours" interactive game (C) 2006 Vivendi Games,
Inc. Scarface is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed
by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All Rights Reserved. "PlayStation",
"PS" Family logo and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo(TM) may be required (sold separately).
Microsoft, Xbox and the Xbox logos are either registered trademarks or
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and are used under license from Microsoft.
SOURCE Sierra Entertainment