TORONTO – April 26, 2012 – Get ready to live the lavish life of kingpin Tony Montana! Mobile game publisher Fuse Powered today announced, in conjunction with Hothead Games and Universal Partnerships & Licensing, that its latest mobile game, Scarface, is now available on the iTunes App Store for free.
Based on the epic film that inspired a worldwide phenomenon, Scarface is an action game that allows fans to relive the meteoric rise of cultural icon Tony Montana. Thirsty for power and money, players can work their way to the top of Miami’s underworld by building their empire and expanding their businesses Montana-style. In addition, users looking to increase their status can do so through in-game transactions.
“Who hasn’t watched the movie Scarface and thought about the fun of being Tony Montana (at least for a little while)? Working with Hothead Games and Universal has allowed us to bring one of the most iconic characters and storylines to life in the mobile space,” said Jon Walsh, CEO of Fuse Powered. “Old and new fans will be able to immerse themselves in Scarface’s timeless story, living out Tony Montana’s American Dream.”
Considered one of the most influential gangster films ever made, Scarface’s gritty depiction of Tony Montana’s lethal ambition has made it a cultural touchstone. Fans can now experience this cult classic in a brand new way on mobile devices.
- Integrates authentic voices and images from one of the most iconic crime films
- More than 96 missions that take Tony from the streets to the top of a criminal empire
- Nearly 40 different businesses to help create an empire
- Six different locations in Miami, including South Beach, Downtown and the Club District.
- Ability to customize Tony’s mansion
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In the spring of 1980, the Mariel boatlift brought thousands of Cuban refugees to the sun-washed avenues of Miami in search of the American dream. Scarface is the rags-to-riches story of Tony Montana (Al Pacino), who finds wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams…at a price he never imagined. Tony Montana’s meteoric rise, lavish life and soul-destroying fall anchor an epic film that inspired a worldwide following. Pacino is at his most memorable as Montana, blasting his way to the top of Miami’s drug underworld in a bravura performance.
From acclaimed director Brian De Palma and Oscar ®-winning writer Oliver Stone , Scarface is currently available on Blu-ray with an eye-popping remastered picture, 7.1 audio track and all-new bonus features.
About Fuse Powered Inc.
Fuse Powered is a digital mobile game publisher, representing the top next-gen content developers to deliver great games to mobile users everywhere. Fuse increases the value of games by managing their exposure and increasing visibility throughout their lifecycle. Fuse combines industry knowledge with their propriety FuseBoxx - a real-time game performance dashboard and internal and external marketing tools to grow its inventory of premium games and player network. By focusing on a robust cross-platform distribution and promotional channel, Fuse allows its content partners to effectively reach a large audience quickly and cost effectively.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is 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. NBCUniversal 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. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
About Hothead Games:
Hothead Games, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an emotionally secure independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Maybe we don’t have a “make your own ice-cream sandwich bar” like some other game companies, but Hothead has brought to life original games such as the scientist-approved DeathSpank and the award-winning Sea Stars. Hothead is also partnering with cool indie studios to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. We also like to stand near really ugly people so that we appear more attractive ourselves.