GameStop celebrates Scarface launch

Retailer holds premiere party for Vivendi Games' adaptation of Al Pacino flick at Miami nightclub.

With the game adaptations of Al Pacino's '80s epic about a drug-running immigrant's rise to power (and precipitous fall) on their way to stores, GameStop celebrated the release last night with a Scarface launch party at the Miami, Florida, nightclub Mansion.

Dillon and Loggia ham it up.

In keeping with the game's star-studded cast of voice actors, the event drew a number of its own famous faces. In addition to original Scarface cast member Robert Loggia, GameStop said its event also drew the likes of Indy Racing League star Helio Castroneves, former Miss Brazil Ana Carolina, and Entourage cast member Kevin "Matt's Brother" Dillon.

Attendees had the opportunity to play the game throughout the event, with Dillon and Castroneves competing to see who was the better player while raising money for charity. The pair managed to raise $10,000 for the Design A Cure cancer prevention campaign and the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation.

Scarface: The World Is Yours is expected on store shelves next week for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC, while the PlayStation Portable is playing host to Scarface: Money. Power. Respect.

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39 comments
GrimBee
GrimBee

This game is great meng... But the psp is an absolute stink-fest. Its completely terrible, But its got everything a game could want!! Graphics, sounds, gameplay.. Well, it HAS got those things, but the way they put them together is just awful. Again I say COMPLETELY TERRIBLE. Absolutely diabolical. Proposterous I tell you! Scarface on PSP is one massive waste of your short meaningless life. Well, once you play the PSP version, your life WILL have a meaning, and that meaning is the blood-red hatred for this game! The xbox version is pretty good though, framerate aint smooth, ever (well, its ok at times, just not when turning the camera round). And the presipiece of it is fantastic, driving and stuff.. cursing.. Its great for about a week, after that you just itch to get into some stunts which arent there etc... GTA was great because it was so free. But this game follows a plot, and a character. In the end, it gives the character s sort of Stereotypical feel, except actually defining Tony Montana, it cheapens him somewhat. Im waiting to write a review.. silly gamespot keeps saying "product not avaliable" or something. Just wish the entire psp game was not avaliable, anywhere. Worst purchase of my life!

_Sam_
_Sam_

is it any good?

boxcarracer565
boxcarracer565

scareface for the psp is prly gunna be garbage. i'm a huge psp fan, so dont get my wrong. im good at judgement of games, and i called "garbage" on the godfather for psp. adn im callin garbage again.

Lobezno_D
Lobezno_D

Is this supposed to be a good thing they're celebrating?

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Gamestop should be celebrating the 800% markup on used games too, after all it paid to get matt dillions brother there. What does he charge for a personal appearence? Maybe a hot dinner at Wendy's?

Lush
Lush

ummm I got this game on Friday October 6th. Even though Pacino isn't doin' the voice, it's still pretty sick. This game is intense, and it doesn't get boring. Just play it in moderation.

majestikk
majestikk

Well we all knew Al Pacino wasn't doing the voice, and if you really thought he was, then you were asking for too much out of the legend. Now will the voice sound like Tony Montana? Of course it would. So many people love to impersonate that voice, that they prolly held a casting, and got the guy that sounded just right. Now if you're expecting a good game we'll have to wait and see, anybody that will play this game will be a true Scarface fan, so I'm sure they're buying this game on the name alone, and not if it's actually good.

evolutionex
evolutionex

There ain't no Scarface without Al pacino. this game is going to be a screw up!

fonzieahmed
fonzieahmed

i hope they dont mess up a great movie with a crappy game

Cypher_VR
Cypher_VR

celebrities will be bragging about having this game on MTV cribs

gautam3
gautam3

PSP screenshots = cheesy, boring and uninventive. an utter dissapointment.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

This doesn't really matter to me since the game will be crap anyway. How you gonna have a Scarface game without the real Scarface doing the voice. Booo!

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

lol matt dillons brother... yes, all-star cast indeed. where is kevin bacons dad? heheheh

williamwu1985
williamwu1985

god, what a never heard of game, gamestop is so boring to cerebrate this

EpidemicZero
EpidemicZero

The game was shipped out last week or so sometime, and arrived at retailers then. It was/is street dated for October 8th. Yet, EBGames/Gamestop reached an exclusive deal with Vivendi allowing them to retail the game completely legitimately as of October 5th. Any retailers selling before that broke street date, and face fines/loss of inventory if caught. As of yesterday, Scarface may be purchased completely legitimately though from any Gamestop or EBGames store, nationwide. And that is what's going on with the Scarface release -

Shrodinger
Shrodinger

Scarface The world is Yours is at my walmart. the packing for the pc is crap---just a box and from the weight, no manual. At least the game looks awesome!

GrimBee
GrimBee

I just wanna get my revenge on sosa. I love pacino's character. cockaroach! ;)

Slannmage
Slannmage

Got it on D2D last night. It sucks balls :\

soniqstylz
soniqstylz

king-akt: no, he didn't. his voice doesn't even remotly sound like it did 23 years ago. he did, however, hand-pick the voice actor.

imbacon
imbacon

"wow, whats next Texas Chainsaw Massacre RPG?", insane956dv Oh I'd imagine so.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

I'm gonna get this for the PSP.

king-akt
king-akt

they games seem pretty cool and actually looks fun to play, can't wait. but did "AL" do the voice for Tony M ?

mr_lalli
mr_lalli

this game is already out!!!1 in superstore in canada

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

As far as I knew, this game came out already >_>

ffgothic
ffgothic

I'll probably rent this game. I hope it does well nevertheless

Dolacide
Dolacide

I wouldn't mind trying this game out, I like that it builds on the movie by changing the ending.

coderedfilm
coderedfilm

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Monstromo
Monstromo

I did some more looking around and OXM in US gave it 4.5, OXM UK gave it 80 %; and metacrit gives it 67% so far. Mixed reviews is a better statement so I deleted my other comment.

insane956dv
insane956dv

wow, whats next Texas Chainsaw Massacre RPG?

EyeNixon
EyeNixon

@BlackTheGame: Several movie games have been excellent. As for the ratings, this has gotten an even amount of good and bad ratings (4.5 from OPM, 5 from Play Magazine, yet an 8.5 from Game Informer and an 8 from OXM UK) So I don't know where people get this "failure" thing from, and people that have already purchased it are enjoying it thoroughyl.

blackthegame
blackthegame

I KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, GAMES MADE OUT OF MOVIES NEVER GOES RIGHT.

Monstromo
Monstromo

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ShockG707
ShockG707

I hope GS gives this game the rating its deserves, whether its good or bad.

Pablo620
Pablo620

Too bad this games is terrible, at least the reviews i read said so.