AU Shippin' Out: Ghostbusters

Sony calls up the Ghostbusters to fix a supernatural problem on the PS3.

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There are plenty of games hitting stores this week, but it’s movie tie-in games that dominate the release schedule. PlayStation 3 owners will be pleased to know that Ghostbusters: The Video Game is due to hit Aussie stores this Thursday, with the PlayStation 2 edition due to release a week later on July 2. Set after the events of Ghostbusters 2, you play as a new recruit who joins the team. It's not long before something goes wrong and the Ghostbusters are called into action to recapture Slimer and discover that the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is back wreaking havoc. Thankfully, most of the film’s cast returns to do voice-overs for the game, including Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and more, making for a more authentic addition to the Ghostbusters’ universe. Unfortunately, if you've got an Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, or Wii, you'll have to wait until September when Sony's exclusivity runs out, allowing the game to be released on non-Sony platforms. Check out GameSpot's full review of Ghostbusters: The Video Game to help decide if it’s worth your hard-earned cash.

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