In the wake of the GTA series exploding in popularity on PS2, everyone was out there making GTA clones. Well, not everyone but you catch our drift; there were plenty coming out around that time. One of those was 2006's Scarface: The World Is Yours, which came to the original Xbox, and now footage has surfaced of a 360-era sequel.

'Scarface 2', or 'Scarface: Empires', was apparently in development at Radical Entertainment at the time, before the studio was gobbled up by Activision and the project was canned. Even so, it looks like Scarface 2 was pretty far along for a cancelled game, going by this leaked footage at least. Here's the YouTube description of the shared footage:

"Scarface II (Scarface: Empires) official pre-alpha gameplay footage from June 6, 2008. Scarface: The World Is Yours sequel by Radical Entertainment was cancelled in 2009. Scarface: Empire is a cancelled Game that took place in 1980s Las Vegas for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Radical Entertainment got acquired by Activision and cancelled the game due to too many games in development (many not made public)."

The clip shows some pre-alpha gameplay scenes, along with early animation test work that includes a revive mechanic, and more. A few pieces of concept art have also been shared, and to be honest, it's a bit of a bummer this one never got released!

Scarface 2 seemingly honed in on Las Vegas as its main setting, and the soundtrack appears to have been coming along nicely too. Oh well, maybe it'll see the light of day sometime, in one form or another.

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