Scarface: M.P.V. is described as a blend of turn-based strategy gameplay with real-time combat, and will relive Tony Montana's rise to power in 1983 Miami. The story is inspired by that of the motion picture and sees Tony Montana battle with competing drug cartels in order to conquer the Miami turf.
"Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. will challenge 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. will deliver a unique and challenging strategy experience combined with real-time combat that is fully immersed in the authentic world of the film."
The game will feature a single-player campaign and wireless multiplayer modes. In the story-based single-player mode, a series of missions will be presented, each requiring the player to conquer new "turfs" in Miami. Players will need to direct citywide operations, as well as competing in real-time combat. As the game progresses, larger territories will need handling and new profit making opportunities will arise.
In the wireless multiplayer mode, up to four players become criminal cartels in a race to make money and conquer turf. Games begin with each cartel claiming their share of the Miami turf, and then, through turn-based strategy showdowns and real-time combat, the goal is to claim turf from your rivals in addition to managing the production and distribution of drugs.
Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. is scheduled to ship in October for the PSP. PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC gamers will also get their Scarface fix with 'Scarface: The World Is Yours', an open-world action game, scheduled to ship in the autumn.