Get ready to say hello to Al Pacinos little friend again. The Oscar-winning actor has signed on to lend his voice and likeness to Vivendi Universal Games upcoming video game based on director Brian DePalmas 1983 violent crime classic, Scarface. Titled Scarface: The World is Yours, the game is set for release this fall and will also feature the voices of returning cast members Steven Bauer and Robert Loggia. Rounding out the talent roster are comedians Jay Mohr and Cheech Marin, and actors James Woods, Miguel Sandoval, Robert Davi, Michael Rappaport and Michael York.
The Scarface video game picks up where the film left of and explores what might have happened if Tony Montana had survived the climactic shootout. On a mission to rebuild a fallen empire, gamers will travel through the steamy streets of Miami and various Caribbean locales, interacting with seedy and dangerous characters to procure information, negotiate business deals and smuggle contraband under the noses of DEA agents. The title is being developed by Radical Games for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.
With the popularity of violent video games, Scarface is a prime property to tap, especially considering its enduring appeal among young adult males. And while the films cult continues to grow, the fascination with the brutal criminal underworld goes way back. DePalmas Scarface, written by Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone, was merely an update of director Howard Hawkes classic 1932 Al capone pic of the same name, starring Paul Muni.
Attendees at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles will get a first look at Scarface: The World is Yours ton May 18th.