Two weeks ago the Taiwanese video game rating site listed Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered and it has now been officially confirmed and will launch later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via the Epic Games Store.
The original version game was created by Terminal Reality and published by Atari way back in 2009 on PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PC, but this time Saber Interactive are on publishing duties. There were also versions for PS2, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP, but they were created by other developers are were a bit rubbish.
The game is third person shooter, although you can swap to first person in certain situations, and finds you playing as “Rookie”, a new unnamed Ghostbuster. The plot involves museum curator Dr. AIlyssa Selwyn (Alyssa Milano), who reveals that the architect who design 55 Central Park West, the location of the Gozo encounter in the first film, also designed the tunnels under the city which featured in the second film, filled with ectoplasmic ooze. The plot also uses some elements that were going to be in the third unfilmed Ghostbusters movie.
Here’s the official synopsis.
As the new rookie on the Ghostbusters crew, you’ll team up with your favorite characters from the films, reunited by the voices of Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson as Stantz, Spengler, Venkman and Zeddemore, alongside Annie Potts, Brian Doyle-Murray, William Atherton and Max von Sydow. Manhattan is overrun once more by ghosts, demons and other paranormal creatures unleashed by a mysterious force, and only the Ghostbusters can drive this evil back to whatever dimension it crawled from and save the Big Apple. Hunt, fight and trap a variety of new and familiar ghouls and phantasms, all remastered in HD resolution.
The original version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game got fairly decent reviews and has a Metacritic score of 79.