Vivendi Universal Games' Sierra Ent. has announced the development of MIAMI VICE THE GAME, a third-person action shooter inspired by the Universal Pictures crime drama, MIAMI VICE, directed by Michael Mann, in theaters July 28. Set in present-day Miami, players will go deep undercover as narcotic officers Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) in the rich, glamorous and decadent world of Miami Vice, a place where badges don't count. Developed by U.K.-based Rebellion, MIAMI VICE THE GAME will be available exclusively for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system in July 2006. The development of the game comes through an agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.
"By taking full advantage of the advanced technology on the PSP system, MIAMI VICE THE GAME will deliver action-packed missions and highly-detailed locations that capture the danger-filled lives of the film's main characters and immerse players in the authentic world of MIAMI VICE," said Cindy Cook, chief strategy and marketing officer for VU Games.
In MIAMI VICE THE GAME, players follow a storyline set just before the events of the film. Gamers must build up the nefarious reputation necessary to infiltrate the seedy underbelly of South Beach, and ultimately bring down the organization of an "untouchable" South American drug lord. Gamers can also choose to play as either Crockett or Tubbs, or team up via wireless to play each mission cooperatively.
Key game features include:* Cutting-edge, motion capture, highly-detailed environments and lighting effects inspired by the film created to maximize the technology of the PSP system* Interactive Cutscene Encounters (ICE) Continue to boost reputation through dramatic interactive cinematic encounters with powerful drug lords
MIAMI VICE THE GAME will be available for a suggested retail price of $39.99, with an ESRB "M" for Mature rating.
For more information, please visit the game's official website at www.miamivicepsp.com.
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