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Ghostbusters images

Ghostbusters images

Atari today announced that they are the publishers of Ghostbusters, the game, which will be released on six platforms next year. Here is three new images from the game, captured at similar positions as the old ones.


Atari press release:
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – 7 November 2008 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized video game publishers, announced today the addition of the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game to its 2009 release schedule. Working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and acclaimed development studio Terminal Reality, Atari will bring this completely new story to advanced gaming platforms coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the film’s original theatrical release. Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise, also reunites original cast members to recapture the unique blend of humour and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation.

“Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a fantastic addition to Atari’s global line-up in 2009,” said Phil Harrison, President of Infogrames Entertainment, the parent company of Atari. “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.”

“We're thrilled to partner with Atari on Ghostbusters: The Video Game”, said Mark Caplan, Vice President of Licensing-Hardlines for Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. “As one of our studios’ most valued film franchises, we wanted to develop a video game that would be exciting for both new and old fans and with Atari we have a publisher that fully understands Ghostbusters, and is committed to producing engaging entertainment that fans will thoroughly enjoy.”

Ghostbusters: The Video Game was penned by original Ghostbusters writers Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd and reunites members of the original cast for the first time in 20 years. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson lend their voices and in-game likenesses to the original story set two years after Ghostbusters II, with Manhattan once again overrun by ghosts and supernatural forces. The game also features performances from fan favourites such as William Atherton (Walter Peck), Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz) and Brian Doyle-Murray (portraying Mayor Jock Mulligan).

Atari will release the Ghostbusters: The Video Game for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows® PC, Wii and Nintendo DS™. The launch will also leverage Atari’s worldwide distribution network to maximize the presence of Ghostbusters: The Video Game around the globe as Sony marks the film’s upcoming 25th anniversary. For more information on Atari’s entire line up visit www.atari.com.

2009 also marks the 25th Anniversary of the original theatrical release of Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II combined to gross over $500 million world-wide at the box office. The film spawned some of the most memorable comedic catch-phrases and scenes in motion picture history. To recognize this special milestone, Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc has licensed the property for several new products to commemorate the anniversary, including: video games, toys, t-shirts, comic books, prop replicas, and a theme park attraction. In addition, the original Ghostbusters car (Ecto-1) has been fully restored with plans for special promotional appearances throughout the US. And for the first time ever, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II on Blu-rayTM disc.

All comments

Commented on 2008-11-07 12:15:30
uuuuh yeah this is so mine XD

it's not an "uberimpressive" title graphicswise, but it really looks damn funny! I hope it WILL be damn funny!
Commented on 2008-11-07 14:00:02 In reply to bombastico
It finally got a publisher? Woooooooooooooooooooooo. And it doesn't look too shabby either. xD

Now, what about Brutal Legend? =(
Commented on 2008-11-07 15:10:25
I found it strange that the previous publisher backed out of this project. It even has the original cast (except for one) working on it.
Commented on 2008-11-07 15:48:04
In the third pic, is he supposed to be leaning off the edge of the building while shooting "Stay Puff" or is he hanging upside down from a bungie cord that's tied to his feet? It looks more like the latter.
Commented on 2008-11-07 16:14:21
3rd looks like ps2,the white mush on the buildings looks awefull,when will they make things with round edges,its like wheelson cars,fed up with fal edged circles.
Commented on 2008-11-07 23:02:43 In reply to ramiuk1
Posted by ramiuk1
3rd looks like ps2,the white mush on the buildings looks awefull,when will they make things with round edges,its like wheelson cars,fed up with fal edged circles.
Have you seen a ps2 game recently?? They look like crap mate! When you put a comment down like that think before you type.

As for the screens they look a bit more polished than last time. They still dont look amazing but hey it's GHOSTBUSTERS guys :D Think the team will make the story good and the lines will be awesome! Well fingers crossed lol
Commented on 2008-11-08 00:12:33 In reply to ramiuk1
Posted by ramiuk1
3rd looks like ps2,the white mush on the buildings looks awefull,when will they make things with round edges,its like wheelson cars,fed up with fal edged circles.
How exactly do you know what the melted marshmallow from a 100ft tall monster from Ray's ID looks like? It could have slightly jagged edges for all we know.

Also, you're really nit picking! The rest of the shot looks great!
Commented on 2008-11-08 10:20:53 In reply to Mr_Fujisawa
Posted by Mr_Fujisawa
How exactly do you know what the melted marshmallow from a 100ft tall monster from Ray's ID looks like? It could have slightly jagged edges for all we know.

Also, you're really nit picking! The rest of the shot looks great!
Especially when you look at the detail of his backpack. I mean, realistically it won't look like that but who cares? It still looks good and the gameplay should be fun! Who doesn't love ghostbusters???
Commented on 2008-11-08 16:13:32
I think this looks like bullshots. Screens previously of this game looked TERRIBLE
Commented on 2008-11-08 21:23:19 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
I think this looks like bullshots. Screens previously of this game looked TERRIBLE
Well i've seen it running and it looks good, so i do believe that they are real. They had more time to polish the game cause of the activision blizzard merger
Commented on 2008-11-14 13:54:01
I supposed that they dropped it because the expectations of the die hard fans( which happens to be everyone that's ever seen it), would be too high. Omg it so does not look like bullshots. If you have ever played ANY of the previous games you would be happy with what you got people.

About the game
  • Ghostbusters
  • X360, PS3, WII, NDS
  • Published by Atari
  • French release: Available
  • US release: Available


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