Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime oozes out March 23

Atari's downloadable series entry lands on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live in two months; PC release unannounced.

In early December, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, the first downloadable entry in the ghoul-corralling series, was outed. It was pegged for a vague spring 2011 release window at the time, but now Atari has announced a firm release date for the game.

Gamers can try their hand at ghostbusting in March.

According to a tweet from the official Atari Twitter feed, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will ship for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 23. The publisher did not announce a release date for the PC iteration of the title. However, the publisher did note that the PC version will be available online via Atari.com when it is released.

The top-down game set in New York City will be a cooperative adventure title playable online or offline with up to four players. It will drop players into the boots of the Ghostbuster team's newest recruit and task them with working cooperatively to take down "gigantic bosses." Also, gamers will have a range of weaponry at their disposal including the proton stream, plasma inductor, and the fermion shock.

The title is currently in development at Behavior Studios, a downloadable developer best known for the Assault Heroes and 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures franchises.

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38 comments
88cool
88cool

This New ghostbusters game is looking like some good clean ghostbusting and traping fun so on march,23rd. You your going to call.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

@ GunGriffin I didn't say I hated it. I just don't find it very interesting from what I've seen so far. I like Smash TV's controls and I'll probably like this, but I'm withholding any real judgment until I sample it. I did see the original movies as well as several of the cartoons, by the way. @ lock445 I didn't, but I gave you a thumbs up anyway.

lock445
lock445

Thumbs Up this comment if you clicked into the article because of the hilarious "Sanctum of Slime" title.

SopranosFan
SopranosFan

@s4dn3s5 and @BlueFlameBat I believe you may be right about the gate I played it a lot of games ago but I remember 3-4 ghosts in the air and having to slam them or something and a gate in a graveyard maybe. I honestly can't remember I just know that it made me furious and was one of the few games I haven't completed in the last couple of years and I really did break the disc.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

The people who hate this just buy looking at it, are the same who stupidly wrote off the full Ghostbusters game because it had Proton Packs instead of guns because they never saw the movies, and thought it was like FEAR.......... Anybody who thinks like that should be shot. Not every game is made to be a carbon copy of some one hit wonder that was FEAR. Ghostbusters was never about horrior it was about fun, and Trapping Ghosts, if ur too lazy to go out and buy the movies, or DVD/BD which are vary cheap now BTW and see what we older people know was the first ever ghost busting affair then it's ur own darn fault for missing out on it's greatness. And too the people who wrote off the full game after playing the bugged demo, U need to DL and install the full game and play it from start to finish, it's great, well done and looks amazing, though if ur on a PS3 it will suck regardless.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Looks like a Ghostbusters game with Smash TV controls. I'd rather play as one of the ghostbusters than some nobody. It was almost cool in the Wii and PS2 versions because I could be the token female, but when it's just another dude, it's lame. @SopranosFan And what part was that?

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

@SopranosFan let me guess, the green gate?

zMd113
zMd113

Sounds good actually!

SopranosFan
SopranosFan

I hope it is better than the main release. I liked having the original voice actors and all but there was one part that literally made me break the disc.

pelvist
pelvist

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TimeWiseChubert
TimeWiseChubert

I'll download the trial...confirm that is crap...press delete.

MamaLukuBuku
MamaLukuBuku

Anyone else thinks this looks like Gauntlet- Ghostbuster's Edition? Which can only equal awesome!

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

@polterdice LOL.....nice. Even with a Proton Pack it doesn't look worth the effort.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Oh yeah boyeez. Don't really care for birds eye view though.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

lol "even down the sewers," is that supposed to make me think 'oh yee-ha, i've got to get this, it is down the sewers, finally a game amongst the floating turds and used toilet paper?' It won't be ghosts you'll be busting, it will be a bad smell... Has nobody else noticed this comment on the video? I've just spent the last 10 mins in stitches of laughter at such a stupid comment...

johnmetcalf
johnmetcalf

I love ghostbusters but I'm not sure about this game. I would think this top down view would be hard to control.

polterdice
polterdice

@MJ12-Conspiracy That's why you need a proton pack!

escherfied
escherfied

Awesome!! I love GHOSTBUSTERS!!!

SpLaT94
SpLaT94

who you gonna call GHOSTBUSTERS

BigJohnWV
BigJohnWV

All this time they could have developed a worthwhile DLC for the game and this comes out instead. Meh...looks like an take to the old Zombies Ate My Neighbors. If it's dirt cheap I might think of getting it.

oneligas
oneligas

the only people who will enjoy this game are still rock'n Ghostbusters underroos

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Really? Top down? The first one was such a testament to video game gloriousness... why atari... why? Oh yeah... 'cause it's ATARI.

ZoTrAcK
ZoTrAcK

Doesn't look really fun!

Death_Blade_182
Death_Blade_182

I really don't know what to feel, Ghostbusters sure is awesome, but this looks kind of meh.

disposition000
disposition000

"Even in underground sewers!" Like that's supposed to mean anything.

gregbmil
gregbmil

I was so excited when I first read the article. Then I watched the video and seen it was a top down shooter. I've had enough of them with Dead Nation, and Alien Breed

sSubZerOo
sSubZerOo

@Jedilink109 your not missing anything with that...

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

LOVE IT! This announcement along with my time spent watching Teletoon Retro has me hyped for this xD.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I wouldn't touch this game with a ten meter cattle prod.....

scorpion_great
scorpion_great

There you go, sell the PC version online and then you can't complain about losing $$$ to pirates, problem solved.

swamptick
swamptick

Ghostbusters? THEN COUNT ME IN!!!

acerpg007
acerpg007

Looks similar with Dead Nation, which I enjoyed playing with my brother. So I'll probably buy this one as well..

goodemon
goodemon

Who ya gonna call? Wow this game reminds me of the old Ghostbusters arcade game! Can't wait to try it out.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Sweetness. Now if only they'd release Multiplayer for the PC version of the previous game...

oneligas
oneligas

i used to love Ghostbusters as a kid but i have lost all interest in the franchise and it's games