Tony Montana, the antihero of Brian De Palma's Scarface, never settled for just a piece of the pie. He wanted the filling, the crust, the tin, and the whole bakery in his quest to dominate the Miami drug trade.
Now it seems as though Montana's digital counterpart is also expanding his empire. Vivendi Games today announced that Scarface is headed to the PSP in early October. However, it will be an entirely different game from its console counterparts.
Titled Scarface: Power. Money. Respect., the game will combine turn-based strategy with real-time combat. Would-be kingpins will try to take over the drug trade in 1983 Miami by eliminating rival cartels turf by turf. The game will have two main modes--a story-driven single-player mode and a wireless multiplayer mode that supports up to four crime lords.
While Scarface has spread out onto the PSP, it appears that another crime family from the entertainment business has taken over the turf war on the Xbox 360. After a prolonged period of confusion surrounding Scarface: The World is Yours' appearance on next-gen systems (a 360 version of the game was confirmed in May 2005, but has since fallen off of online retailer lists), a Vivendi Games rep confirmed to GameSpot that the game is not headed to the Xbox 360.
Just yesterday, THQ announced that the Xbox 360 version of The Sopranos was no longer in the works. With both The Sopranos and Scarface out of the next-gen picture, Electronic Arts' The Godfather remains the only option for TV/movie-inspired crime-family drama on the Xbox 360.
Scarface: The World is Yours is scheduled for release on the PC, PlayStation 2, and the Xbox in early October.