Sony Tie Up Ghostbusters For 2009

Updated story: We’ve now heard from Sony, so we can finally sort out who’s getting what, and when.  The essential information is the same as the stuff we brought you at 10am: Ghostbusters is to be published in PAL territories by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, on June 19th, and will be exclusive at that time.  This means for Europe and Australia owners of PS3 and PlayStation 2 you will get their hands on the game which will launch alongside the Blu-ray release of the original hit movie.

“We’re committed to bringing the PlayStation family the biggest and best gaming experiences first,” says Mark Hardy, European Product Marketing Director at SCEE, “and it doesn’t get any bigger and better than this blockbuster title. This summer, PlayStation owners will be the first to grab their proton packs and fight the spirit world. We’d like to wish them the best of luck in their ghostbusting endeavours and, of course, to remind them not to cross the streams!”

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“With our colleagues at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe publishing Ghostbusters: The Video Game, we are thrilled by the dynamic new Ghostbusters game. We think it will have tremendous appeal to gamers and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this beloved franchise.” said Mark Caplan, Vice President of Licensing-Interactive for Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. “With this superb game launching alongside the Blu-ray release, we will reach existing fans and the next generation, bringing them all into the irresistible Ghostbusters universe.”

“Atari is committed to maximizing the launch of the Ghostbusters videogame across Europe,” Said Jim Wilson, VP Worldwide Marketing, Atari. “In partnership with both Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Inc and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, we have a unique opportunity to add new game products and expand marketing opportunities to reach Ghostbusters fans in Europe.”

As we originally said, Xbox 360, PC and Wii owners will still get the game later in the year.    The PSP version is scheduled for launch in autumn 2009.

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