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Vivendi unleashes Scarface on PSP

Another movie gangster gets in on the pocket gaming action. Hey, how'd ya like that?

Vivendi unleashes Scarface on PSP

The world of pocket games is being infiltrated by the mob (and we're not talking about the mobile content company). First we had I-play bringing GoodFellas to amuse us on mobile, and then EA's The GodFather promising PSP owners an offer they couldn't refuse.
Now, thanks to Vivendi Universal, it looks like Scarface is set to make a ballsy appearance on Sony's handheld.
Due for release this autumn, Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. promises to mix turn-based strategy and real-time combat in a game based in the violent, drug-fueled world of 1980s Miami as depicted in the classic film.
Taking the role of Tony Montana, your challenge will be to rise through the ranks, defeating competing drug cartels and conquering Miami on a turf-by-turf basis en route to becoming the one and only Kingpin of the city.
In the single-player story mode, the gameplay will evolve through a series of missions as you move from humble beginnings in which you take a decidedly hands-on role to developing your business, towards directing an army of henchmen and hired guns against your enemies in ever larger and more complex scenarios.
It's not all about fighting though; you need to make money too from exploiting your drug trafficking, too.
And should you tire of taking out faceless AI opponents, you can make it more personal with the wireless multiplayer mode. This will enable you and up to three fellow wiseguys to compete in a race to make money and conquer turf. After an initial Land Grab stage, where each cartel lays claim to their chunk of Miami, the multiplayer mode promises to play-out in a similar way to the single-player, with you managing drug production, distribution and building up your army of thugs before hurling them into turn-based and real-time combat against your opponents.
Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. certainly seems to be packed with promise – but can it really deliver the world and everything in it? We'll know a lot more when we get to grips with the game in a couple of months time.