I ain't afraid of no ghost, but the momentary possibility of the next slick Ghostbusters title falling through the cracks: that was scary.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game was among the Vivendi Games titles Activision Blizzard recently dropped due to their lack of exploitability. After the companies merged, Ghostbusters and several other high-profile titles were canned because they were not seen as capable of raking in the big bucks year after year. Fortunately, the specter slaying action is still on target for release. Today, Atari officially announced it will be publishing Ghostbusters: The Video Game next year just in time for the movie's 25th anniversary.
"Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a fantastic addition to Atari's global line-up in 2009," said Phil Harrison, President of Infogrames Entertainment, Atari's parent company. "The title has built considerable anticipation and excitement among game fans for its high quality action and all-out mayhem. There's no more thrilling Ghostbusting experience to be had, short of building your own proton pack." Hmm...that's not too bad of an idea. A positron collider could come in handy with the house cleaning.
Featuring the voice work and likenesses of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, the new story in Ghostbusters takes place two years after the events in the second film. The game is planned for release on the PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Nintendo DS next year.