Ghostbusters get downloadable

Assault Heroes developer Wanako Studios prepping Sanctum of Slime for PSN, XBL, PC next spring.

The Ghostbusters are back in business. A USA Today report has taken the wraps of Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, a downloadable sequel set for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC next year.

Don't cross the streams.

According to the report, the game will be a cooperative adventure game playable online or offline by up to four players, with screens depicting a top-down view as opposed to the previous game's over-the-shoulder approach. Despite the change, the game still has ties to that title as the campaign once again puts players in the jumpsuit of the squad's newest rookie. That might be the only familiar (human) face, as none of the original Ghostbusters actors from the films are set to appear in Sanctum of Slime.

The game is in the works at Wanako Studios, a downloadable developer best known for the Assault Heroes and 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures franchises. According to USA Today, Atari and Sony are "teaming up" to release the game. The two companies split duties on the previous Ghostbusters game as well, with Sony handling the European release on its own systems.

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57 comments
swamptick
swamptick

Ghostbusters? WELL COUNT ME IN!!!

phppapa
phppapa

AWESOME!!! I LOVED this game!

Phrykshun
Phrykshun

Top-Down view. None of the cast for the VO. Reminds me of that terrible arcade version from the 90's.

Solamon
Solamon

I don't know. If it doesn't have the cast from the movies in it, it isn't Ghostbusters. :-(

ger14
ger14

gotta get! :D

mmmmikezd
mmmmikezd

Like it says the game has a few problems but well worth them. The game is really fun to play once you figure out how to play the game. Thanks for the demo download. All I have to do is find where I click to download the demo. Well I guess I have a few days off from work to find where to download it. Maybe I'll find out where to download it soon so I can play the demo. I don't see the demo link but I'll just have to locate it and I hope I se it soon. ANY SUGGESTIONS. Maybe I'll find it on another web site if I can't find it right here. Thanks. Mike

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Nice... I really enjoyed that most recent game a lot. A top down view could be a good change, it will feel like Alien Breed on the Amiga, only with much nicer graphics and a proton pack. Officially looking forward to this one.

DJCartmell
DJCartmell

Sweet! I'm so going to get it if it's as good as the other game 'It's slime time'!

YankeeDan345
YankeeDan345

The fact that is has co-op is sweet but I wish it was over the shoulder and of course with at least somebody from the cast. At least they could use the cast from Extreme Ghostbusters would be slightly less lame.

tyranitaronweed
tyranitaronweed

Phew! This was on the Wii boards and for a second I thought that Nintendo was going to make the NES Ghostbusters available for download, and I was like, "Oh, CRAP!" Glad that's not the case.

Guntrotingidiot
Guntrotingidiot

hmm...sort of want. It's Ghostbusters but without the cast though? I was sad on the last one for not having Louis in it.

BLAS1AN
BLAS1AN

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sexytyrant69
sexytyrant69

No ("Bill,Dan,Harold,Earnie,Annie,William,etc...")NO BUY. The orginial cast is what made the game(especially Bill Murray).Their work is just as great,on the game as it is in the movies.When they get the orginial cast, i'll buy it.

cid_007
cid_007

What about the keymaster and the gatekeeper? Maybe they're in it!

demonkillerx
demonkillerx

original actors not returning? whats the point of making Ghostbusters game then?

BigJohnWV
BigJohnWV

A year and a half later, no original actors, only a co-op and no over the shoulder?....pass.

DisturbedClown
DisturbedClown

@killerdude99 Actually, I dropped the difficulty down to the lowest it could go, and even let my friends try. It was impossible to beat one part, I assume it was bugged or just stupid. But I'm pretty sure I don't suck, as you mentioned, as I beat games on the hardest difficulty normally, just because I can. But I'm fine not playing any ghost busters games, rather play some good.

GamerNes9
GamerNes9

What Is Everyone Complaining About?

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

cool. loved the first one. I was pleasantly surprised.

blackace
blackace

If it's $5, I might get it. Without the original cast and their voices, the game won't be the same. That's really what made the HD Ghostbuster game so much fun to play. The gameplay was pretty good as well It was tough catching some of those ghost though. I have no problems with DLC games as long as they are good. I still play games like Hardwood Hearts & Uno on XBL and I've had those games for a long time.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I loved the Ghostbusters game, would still suggest playing it if you haven't already. I'm looking forward to playing this upcoming XBL/PSN title but I still hope they plan on making another larger retail game in the future. Anyhow, I don't know why people are upset by this being digital only, if it's a smaller game it's probably more fit for being an XBL/PSN title. And just because it's a smaller and cheaper downloadable title doesn't mean it won't be any fun, I for instance had a lot of fun playing Tomb Raider Guardian of Light even though I was skeptical about the change from retail to downloadable, it was quite enjoyable.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

looks like an HD update of the original arcade/NES titles. $10-15 and I'll probably pick it up.

Femto513
Femto513

@Muteki_X I'm with you, man. Whenever I hear that a game is downloadable only, I immediately lose all interest. And I feel the same about DLC. I only care about full retail games because those games are often triple-A titles and those games can be rented. You can't rent DLC or downloadable games. So if it sucks, you just lost your money. There are no refunds and you can't sell it or trade it in.

killerdude99
killerdude99

@DisturbedClown I'm guessing it's because you put the difficulty up too high, or that you just plain suck.

Frost259
Frost259

This is coming like one year to late.

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

@ Muteki_X Where did you hear about Kain/Raziel being added to Tomb Raider? I am perplexed...

Muteki_X
Muteki_X

I'm really, really starting to hate the whole digital only BS. First I find out they're adding Kain and Raziel to Tomb Raider, now this. I'm torn between wanting to see this do great because it's one of my favorite franchises, and wanting to see it tank royaly because it's in a digital only format.

ManOfHorrer
ManOfHorrer

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amagama14
amagama14

Wait no original Ghostbusters!!!!? There is no way I'm getting this game...

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

Without any of the real cast, I'm not really interested.

dylan417
dylan417

Who ya gonna call? (I know very cliche, but I had to do it) :P

ralphikari
ralphikari

A top-view arcade shooter treatment to Ghostbusters? Hell NO! The last game was good. It only needed a better engine, team AI and co-op functionality. I was surprised by the challenge at normal difficulty given that I died more in Ghostbusters than Batman Arkham Asylum.

DisturbedClown
DisturbedClown

Oh no. I played this game, could never get past like the 1st level. No idea why it was so impossible, it just was.

nakasa5
nakasa5

I will buy it as long as it isn;t an utter disaster. I think the previous game is extremely underrated. It was funny, had a good story, and the gameplay was very good. I have played through it several times.

Bonez_Mahoney
Bonez_Mahoney

@ Blitzman you live in a venue used for release parties? or did you mean that Terminal Reality had their release party at your house? ;)

JoshuaBagwell
JoshuaBagwell

Big Ghostbusters fan but i will have to see more on this. Ghostbusters the Video Game was awesome cause Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis wrote and worked hard to make sure it was what the fans wanted and would enjoy

doomsoth
doomsoth

If Tomb Raider can be translated into a good top down adventure game, then I have hopes that this will turn out good as well.

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

I dunno...i love ghostbusters, but they went from a full scale 3rd person game to an over the head arcade shooter...im not sure, ill have to try it first.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Cool, gotta love Ghostbusters.

campbell153
campbell153

"i aint afraid of no ghost.. de de de de de de ded deeed de de"