Ghostbusters sliming US PSPs by Xmas

Atari confirms portable version of movie-based game will cross streams, ocean to arrive in stores before Christmas.

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Earlier today, Atari CEO David Gardner spoke with GameSpot about his company's restructuring, the departure of high-profile president Phil Harrison, and its plan to return the seminal publisher to profitability. Although the interview focused on bigger-picture issues, one tidbit of small-screen news emerged as well.

Stay Puft. My old nemesis.
Stay Puft. My old nemesis.

Gardner confirmed that the PSP edition of Atari's upcoming Ghostbusters game--previously announced only as part of Sony's exclusive European copublishing agreement for the game--will eventually make its way to North America. Although domestic gamers can look forward to versions of the game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, and DS on June 16, Gardner said only that the PSP version would be out in time for the holiday season.

Ghostbusters puts the player in the role of a trainee Ghostbuster, who, along with the original characters Spengler, Stantz, and Venkman, is tasked with cleaning up a ghost-ridden Manhattan. The game will feature an all-new story, penned by the original writers and stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, who will also appear in the game. In addition, Bill Murray will reprise his role as Venkman.

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