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New Ghostbusters Game Reaction!

Ghostbusters game looking badass!A few different members of the press have been lucky enough to go hands on with the upcoming Ghostbusters game and have brought back some promising details. First of all, Eurogamer got word on how much involvement Dan Aykroyd has had in the game; apparently he’s been regularly playing the latest version and passing on notes.

For anyone who has forgotten, apart from Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis, the original cast are all back and Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis have penned the full script which, in part at least, sees some of the ghosts that the Ghostbusters have already captured turning up again where they were first met.

That means that despite the game being a sequel (set in the early nineties), classic scenes such as the library ghost, Slimer in the hotel and others will be recreated, albeit each with a few new tricks up their sleeve to keep things interesting.

You play as a new member of the team, and as such Egon sees you as a bit of a guinea pig. This isn’t as bad as it sounds, as it means that you get to test out all the new equipment he’s been working on.

Joystiq talked more about some of the specific things they’ve seen, like a physics demo using the new slime gun that allows you to tether two things together. After tethering the slime contracts, so if you tether something to the ceiling it will be hoisted up into the air. You can then tether things to the tethered things. Tether.

Beyond sounding like fun, it isn’t clear yet what gameplay scenarios this will lead to but hopefully developers Terminal Reality have got some good ideas. The Ghostbusters game is still slated for an October release.

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  • frank_dracman

    Give me my Sega Master System Ghostbusters anyday. How I loved that game. This one, from the video I saw, looks like just another 3rd person shooter with ghosts instead of monsters/Nazis/ect. We already had Ghosthunter on ps2, but I doubt anyone played it. I really hope they come up with something that will blow my skirt up.

  • Hunter1006

    Oh, haha. Thanks for the clarification my man

  • Uncle Creepy

    Yes you did Hunter but I’m pretty sure Plag was working on that article before you sent it in. You know we always lay credit where credit’s due!

  • Hunter1006

    Whatt i submitted this info like yesterday

  • Chainsaw

    The articles mentioned PS2 and DS, also, which is new.

  • thedudeabides

    Cool. Thanks for the info, Johnny.

  • Johnny Butane

    360/PS3/Wii from what I’ve read…

  • thedudeabides

    What console is this going to be for?

  • Blockbuster

    My God I hope we can CROSS THE STREAMS!!

    Ghostbusters was my entrance into horror when I was like 3. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it! Anyone else who likes Ghostbusters should check out http://www.gbfans.com

    **freaks out** YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

  • Chainsaw

    I love that they got Bill Murray, the notable monkeywrench in getting any kind of sequel done, but they can’t shore up Rick Moranis. What kind of world do we live in?!