Last month, a YouTube channel focused on Mafia video games received a fairly high rating and showed off a series of screenshots and concept art from the cancelled Scarface: The World Is Yours. “sequel (opens in new tab)The 2006 original, developed by Radical Entertainment, was sufficiently commercially successful that the sequel received the green light from publisher Vivendi, but was canceled in 2009.
Clearly, the release of this material has raised eyebrows, as now Mafia Game Videos has gotten a few minutes of in-game footage from the title, called Scarface: Empire. I’ve time stamped the video so it goes right into the footage.
The game has a mix of cutscenes, voice-over encounters, glimpses of gang turf wars, and three examples of new revival mechanics. Among the NPCs, we see cops, gangsters, Tony’s crew, and Elvis impersonators. I also have to say that the character model of Scarface is great.
The segment is also set as a licensed track: first with the familiar and fitting excitement of Elvis’ Viva Las Vegas, then with Motley Crue’s Dr. Feelgood. All credit to Mafia Game Videos for including the soundtrack to make the video as real as possible: this means the channel won’t be able to monetize what is sure to be one of its most popular videos.
Other elements that can be seen are a new phone that includes mission options, an “empire,” the option to call a car, entourage or commando, and messaging. The Mafia Game Videos twitter account also posted a bunch of random additional screens on its twitter account, can be seen here (opens in new tab).
what could be. There’s always been a rumor that a Scarface 2 is in the works, but then it kind of…disappeared. Radical Entertainment was one of those nostalgic studios that made the games people are still talking about, whether it’s The Simpsons: Hit ‘n Run or Hulk: Destruction. From this chronological distance, Scarface: The World Is Yours can be considered one of the most legit GTA games ever made, and one that’s well-licensed and like a gun The same goes for the atmosphere of the movie.
Sadly, the original didn’t benefit from a re-release or remaster, although the modders let Tony Montana go on with something like that Scarface Remake Project (opens in new tab).