Ghostbusters video game due out in June 2009
About a year ago, there was an announcement from Atari that a new Ghostbusters game would be coming out. There was some great excitement, as this game would reunite the original Ghostbusters cast almost 20 years after the somewhat disappointing Ghostbusters II.
Sadly, the Ghostbusters project was halted after crossing the streams. Yes, it was the merger of Activision and Blizzard that put the project to an indefinite end. Vivendi, now owned by Activision, announced a while ago that it would not carry the title with the merger.
So, while the Ghostbuster fans got negatively slimed, this next piece of news is enough positive slime to reanimate the Statue of Liberty: Atari has officially announced that the Ghostbusters video game is back on track, and set to release in June of 2009.
Not much more is known of this new game form of this spook central franchise, other than it takes place two years after the events in Ghostbusters II. Fortunately, it will be written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, two of the original busters themselves.
Ironically, these are not the same writers for Ghostbusters III. Yes, they are working on another movie, and the only thing that I have heard about it is that it will be written by two screenwriters who write for The Office.
That movie isn’t due out until 2010, but you’ll only have to wait half a year before you can call (as in Who ya gonna call) the Ghostbusters again. This video game will be available for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, DS, and the PC.