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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Ghostbusters was a fun franchise, They only had two movies, but I always thought more media would eventually come for the franchise. Where is Winston though??

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who you gonna called !!!

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This does bring back memories. I can't wait to play it.

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Whatever, if I'm buying this it will either be for PS3 or 360. I still can't decide weather I'll be buying it right away, it seems like the gameplay could get old fast. Hopefully that won't be the case though. I want a new Ghostbusters product, and I want it to be good.

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Well that's pretty weird. Good it's coming out for the PSP, but it will be a little late to the party.

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Ghostbusters! Brings back great memories of the past movies.

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Uhm, Ok Ghost busters for PSP not sure if that will work out:P

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@SirSpoon84 Why you ask? Because the latest headlines box is not console specific.

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Seems like everyday there annoucing a new PSP game. It's sweet!

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Sweet! Another cool PSP announcement this year

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this is the year for the PSP

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why do you guys hate with psp?

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this topic is on the main page for 360 why? lawl

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GO PSP!!!!

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Looks like sony really wants people to play the PSP

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Nice sony is really supporting the psp this year

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definitely gives me time to wait and see what's coming for E3 on replacing my broken psp.

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hmm nice...gives me a reason to keep my PSP a little longer

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ok

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Okay, I guess.

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This means what? we getting the 360 version at same time as the US?

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