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Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Announced

You know exactly who to call.

May 30, 2019

By: Noah Friscopp 

I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

A new and updated version of the 2009 Ghostbusters game is hitting PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch later this year. The original game put you in the boots of a "The Rookie," a new Ghostbuster as New York City is hit with another ghost filled disaster that only our unlikely jumpsuit wearing heroes can stop. The game also features the main cast of the original movies, lending their voices and faces are Dan Aykroyd as Ray Stantz, Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler, Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore, and the always funny Bill Murray as Peter Venkman. The original, iconic theme song Is also there, of course. 

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered - Reveal Trailer


The original cast is backThe original cast is back

Tools of the Trade

Unlike the Wii version, the version of the game that landed on PS3 and Xbox 360 is more about the intense ghost capturing using the Ghostbusters' signature proton pack. The gameplay is a third-person shooter, but instead of using guns, the proton pack is your main weapon against the hordes of the supernatural. Once the ghosts are weakened enough, throw down a trap to capture them for good. Throughout the game, the pack can be upgraded to fire different effects like shock and slime all with different modes. The gameplay stays as authentic as it can to the original movies while also offering new and exciting features. There are also a few multiplayer modes, but those are separate from the main story.

The 'Busters use their new slime packsThe 'Busters use their new slime packs

It is Basically Ghostbusters 3

The storyline of Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered takes place a couple of years after the 1989 film Ghostbusters II. Like the movies, the game's story is written by cast members Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, so it feels like a natural continuation of where the movies' story left off. Having the player take on the role of a new character makes you feel like you are the one joining the group, like many of us wanted to as kids. Getting to use the crew's arsenal of tools will no doubt be just as fun as it was 10 years ago especially with the updated graphics. The game tries to recreate New York City as seen in the films with great detail, and it should only look even better in the upcoming remaster. Since this game's release, there hasn't been too much going on in terms of quality Ghostbusters video games, with a couple of disappointing top-down shooters Sanctum of Slime and one based off of the 2016 film, as well as an enjoyable but short set of levels for LEGO: Dimensions. This game might be the closest thing we get to a true sequel, as a real Ghostbusters 3 has had a lot of trouble getting made. With the full cast being here, it feels authentically Ghostbusters, so I think that is just fine. 

Several iconic ghosts return, like Stay Puft Marshmallow ManSeveral iconic ghosts return, like Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Possibilities for the Future 

I think there is plenty of room for another game like this one, preferably with coop play. Imagine teaming up with your friends to capture rowdy spirits, blasting proton packs, and cleaning up NYC from supernatural threats. Only time will tell if another game will come out, but until then this remaster will fill the appetite of any aspiring ghost hunter. There is no release date as of now, but if the game drops around Halloween time at the height of spooky fun that would be quite the treat. But remember when you're out blasting ghosts with your proton pack and saving New York, don't cross the streams!

The Ecto-1 makes a returnThe Ecto-1 makes a return
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