Tony Montana to Conquer the PSP System in Scarface: Money. Power. Respect.
Company: V.U.G.
LONDON (10th November 2006) – Vivendi Games’ (“VG”) Sierra Entertainment has created Scarface™: Money. Power. Respect., a unique game designed specifically for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system that combines turn-based strategy gameplay with real-time combat. Licensed by Universal Studios Consumer Products Group and developed by FarSight Studios, Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. enables gamers to relive Tony Montana’s epic rise to power in the drug-fueled world of 1983 Miami and will be available at retail stores across the UK on the 17 th November 2006.

Sierra Entertainment also released Scarface: The World Is Yours, an open-world action game on 13th October 2006 which immediately shot to the top of the UK charts. Scarface: The World Is Yours was developed by Radical Entertainment for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Inspired by the epic film’s original storyline, Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. thrusts gamers into a deep and engaging strategy game as Tony Montana, where the goal is to battle and defeat competing drug cartels and conquer Miami turf-by-turf, eventually becoming the one-and-only Kingpin of the city.

“Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. challenges players to strategically direct Tony Montana’s legendary and meteoric ascent to the biggest drug kingpin in Miami,” said Cindy Cook, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Vivendi Games. “Using the PSP platform’s advanced functionality and multiplayer capabilities, Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. delivers a unique and challenging strategy experience combined with real-time combat that is fully immersed in the authentic world of the film.”

Featuring both single- and multi-player modes, Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. challenges players to make critical strategic decisions to rise from humble beginnings to directing an army of henchmen and hired gunmen through detailed scenarios of conquest and domination.

In the story-based single-player mode, gamers complete a series of missions based on scenes from the original movie to conquer “turfs” in Miami. Players need to direct large-scale citywide strategic commands to complete their conquest as well as direct street-level real-time combat. The game challenges gamers to handle larger territory, additional adversaries and new profit-making opportunities through increased drug trafficking.

The wireless multi-player mode pits up-to-four gamers playing as criminal cartels in a race to make money and conquer turf. The multi-player battle begins with a “Land Grab,” where each cartel lays claim to their share of Miami. Through turn-based strategy showdowns and real-time combat, each player will manage the production and distribution of drugs while building up enough cartel strength to overpower adversaries, take their turf and eventually, rule the Miami drug scene.

Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. will hit stores across the UK on 17th November 2006.

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®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Warcraft®; 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®, Spyro The Dragon®, Empire Earth®, SWAT®, Darkwatch™, Timeshift™, Ground Control® and Leisure Suit Larry®. Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi Mobile Games, 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.

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“Scarface: Money. Power. Respect.” interactive game © 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™ may be required (sold separately). Certain limitations apply to Wi-Fi compatible connectivity. See manual for details. Player responsible for Wi-Fi compatible fees.

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