In another case of things that should have been but never came to be, new footage leaked online showing off the cancelled sequel to Scarface: The World is Yours.
The footage surfaced thanks to YouTuber Mafia Game Videos. Published Wednesday, the video showcases a very early pre-alpha build of the cancelled game. Before we dive into the gameplay, however, check out the video for yourself!
The early gameplay footage highlights an action-packed shootout where Tony and some thugs take out armed enemies to the sounds of Motely Crue. In addition, we get a look at the game’s driving mechanics, as well as the environment and lighting.
However, one of the most interesting parts of the video involved early footage of variations to Tony getting shot. In each variation, he would fall to the ground before the enemy would approach him for a fatal shot. In one scenario, Tony gets executed by the enemy. But the other two variations show Tony getting up and killing the enemy himself, as well as one of his thugs assisting to take out the enemy.
Dubbed Scarface: Empire, the sequel to The World is Yours would have saw Tony Montana moving his criminal empire from Miami to Las Vegas. The premise for the move was that as Miami further cracked down on drugs, he had no choice but to leave his former home in favor of a new city. Naturally, the mobs already controlling Vegas would not take kindly to Tony’s advances. So, the game would see him once again, take the city by force.
The game would also release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC before its ultimate cancellation in 2009. According to the channel, the cancellation occurred because of Activision’s purchase of Radical Entertainment.
About Scarface: The World is Yours
The original Scarface video game released in 2006 by Sierra and Radical Entertainment. The premise for the game involved an interesting “What if” scenario where Tony Montana survives the mansion shootout from the end of the 1983 movie. What follows is an action-packed open-world shooter that acts as an unofficial scenario to the movie.
Although some critics dismissed the title as a cash-grabby attempt to copy Grand Theft Auto using a licensed property, the game nonetheless received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Fans celebrate the game, from the amazing voice-acting and storytelling to the over-the-top gunplay. Overall, Scarface: The World is Yours is one of the most underrated movie-based video games of all time.
Did you ever play Scarface: The World is Yours? How do you think the sequel would have turned out? As always, let us know what you think in the comments!