More Than 100 Tracks From Top 1980s Music Artists Headline First Half Of Soundtrack For Scarface: The World Is Yours
Game Boasts Innovative "Mix Tape" Feature for Creating Custom Gameplay Soundtracks; Huge Selection of Period and Contemporary Music
Los Angeles (August, 2006) - Vivendi Games' Sierra Entertainment division has signed some of the biggest music artists from the 1980s to headline the in-game soundtrack for the Scarface: The World Is Yours video game. Popular 1980s acts like Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, Judas Priest and Debbie Harry have included songs in the game alongside the entire original motion picture score by Giorgio Moroder and songs from the original motion picture soundtrack to create the ultimate Scarface music mix.
The game will also include several tracks from some of today's hottest music artists. Information regarding contemporary music included in the game will be released at a later date. The video game is being developed by Radical Entertainment, a Sierra Entertainment studio, through a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.
Scarface: The World Is Yours will change the way gamers listen to music in-game by allowing players to customize their music experience through an innovative new "Mix Tape" feature. Gamers will be able to tailor their own soundtracks to their preference in a variety of different ways.
"Throughout the development process we have focused on giving the player the power to choose their own in-game music experience, whether it be the Scarface purist that wants only the film score, the player that wants authentic music from the time period or the fan that craves the hottest tracks from today's talent," said Cindy Cook, chief strategy and marketing officer for Vivendi Games. "We are able to offer this choice through our new 'Mix Tape' music mixer and an incredible lineup of 1980s and contemporary artists that are bringing their hits to the game. Generations of film fans and gamers will be able to create an experience that best suits their unique tastes."
In-game music will be playable throughout the game, whether Tony Montana is driving a car, walking down the street, in a boat chase or even while engaged in a shootout. A selection of songs will be available to the player at the start of the game, while others can be unlocked upon completing missions, found throughout the game world or purchased through the game's "Exotics Catalog," which allows players to indulge in the lavish lifestyle of Tony Montana by offering a vast array of items for purchase including décor for the mansion, rare vehicles, hirelings and weaponry upgrades.
About the 1980s Music Lineup
Some of the biggest names from the 1980s music scene across many genres have lent songs to the game. A partial list of music from the film's 80's time period includes:
Debbie Harry - "Rush Rush" (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Public Enemy - "Don't Believe The Hype
Run DMC - "Sucker MCs"
Judas Priest - "Breaking the Law"
Rick James - "Super Freak"
Grandmaster Flash - "The Message"
Peter Tosh - "Steppin' Razor"
Rick James - "Give It To Me Baby"
Beth Anderson - "Dance Dance Dance" (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Burning Spear - "Social Living"
Iggy Pop - "The Passenger"
Johnny Cash - "I'm an Easy Rider"
About the "Mix Tape" Music Player
Revolutionizing the way music can be heard in an open-world game, the "Mix Tape" feature allows players to create their own music compilations by creating custom cassettes, 1980s-style.
For example, a hardcore fan of the 1983 classic film can choose to play only the Giorgio Moroder score to recreate an authentic Scarface film experience; a player looking to accurately immerse themselves in time period can choose to play only music from the 1980s; fans of modern music, hoping to hear today's best hip-hop, rock and reggaeton, will be able to select to play contemporary music; those looking for more a more eclectic mix can simply choose their favorite songs for a varied musical experience.
Gamers will also be able to select from pre-made mixes by genre and time period, including reggae, pop, hip-hop, Latin, reggaeton and country.
Scarface: The World Is Yours is expected to ship this Fall for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and Windows PC. For more information about Scarface: The World Is Yours, please visit the game's official Web site at www.scarfacegame.com.
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 Games Mobile, 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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