Sierra (officially) Ghostbust-ing

Aykroyd, Ramis-penned successor to classic franchise to feature Murray, Hudson, Potts, and Atherton; Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PC due in fall 2008.

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At the beginning of the year footage of a new Ghostbusters game--developed by indie studio ZootFly--leaked onto the internet. Then, earlier this week, Game Informer teased its upcoming December issue with news that a new Ghostbusters is in the works. Today, Vivendi subsidiary Sierra Entertainment officially announced Ghostbusters will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PC in fall 2008.

Stay strong, Marshmallow Man.
Stay strong, Marshmallow Man.

As previously noted, Ghostbusters will be a continuation of the original Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel. As with the films, Ghostbusters the game will be written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and take place in New York City circa early 1990. Paranormal activity is once again afoot, and the supernatural scientists hook up their latest recruit--that is, the player--with a proton pack to defeat the threat.

Ghostbusters will feature appearances from the original parapsychologists Aykroyd, Ramis, and Bill Murray, as well as the fourth addition to the team, Ernie Hudson. Also reprising their film presence in the game will be Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray, and William Atherton.

Unfortunately for ZootFly, the Slovenian studio won't be tasked with polishing Ghostbusters' slime. BloodRayne studio Terminal Reality will handle development duties for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, while Mushroom Men creators Red Fly Studios will create the PS2, Wii, and DS versions of the game. Ghostbusters has not yet been rated or priced.

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WTF is with them no longer releasing this game?

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i can not wait till the game comes out for ps3 i love ghostbusters i would love to be come a ghostbuster in real life do you think they can make wish come true

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Awesome i can't wait

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The Wii version will have the same story as PS3 and 360 builds. But the Wii one is designed based after the Real Ghostbusters cartoon. Another unique quality with the Wii version is 4 Player story mode CO OP and Multiplayer madness! One more thing each GB has his own special moves example Ray can spot when I ghost is coming.

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the game looks ok, its about time they take out a good ghost busters game. I love the Marshmallow Man though, I would buy this game just to see his delicious insides.

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Wait, so the creators of this game also created the BloodRayne series?

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Whatever happened to the Commodore 64 version of Ghostbusters?

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who you gonna call..... hahaha

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2008 was a promising year for gamers. Devil May Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Fable II, Super Smash Bros.... But then other games surfaced.... A remake of Bionic Commando.... Ninja Gaiden II.... Things destined to make 2008 epic. But now, it is complete. Ghostbusters. F- yes.

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rock on, such a classic movie, well the 1st one anyway, I'm off to charge up my proton pack.

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I can't even begin to explain how happy this makes me... I love the Ghostbusters!!! It is a bit disappointing that Rick Moranis is not in it... stupid little dweeb... and that the 4th ghostbuster is astray... but hey, the movie was made almost 20 years ago... guess we should be happy for what we're gettin.

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Ray: Ok, here comes the trap... don't look directly into the trap. Egon: I looked in the trap Ray. XD AWESOME

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I'd rather play this than see a 3rd Ghostbusters movie. Those guys are all old and fat... it would probably look silly. Besides, if they did a movie, they'd probably do a game to go along with it anyway.... so you'd have a crappy game, to go along with a potentially crappy movie. It would be better for them to put the time and energy into making a cool game without the movie. The best part is that the actors can still play their roles (through voice acting) and still look like they did 20 years ago.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> guys, watch the vid, looks awesome

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Has the potential to be pretty cool. Let's see what they do with it.

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Looks pretty neat but hopefully the gameplay is more about 'zapping' (i forgot the name of how they destroy the ghosts) monsters and ghosts.

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Where is Rick Moranis!!!!????

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why?

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How about a movie sequel? What's wrong with that?

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yes yes yesssssssssssss! wooooooooooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooo Who'dya wanna call?

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Please tell me we have to meet their accountant at one point.

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I always thought the marshmallow man was the same guy as the Michelin tires guy, which in real life is white Star Jones (pre op).

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All I can said is looks good, most of all, looks fun. Go see the game footage on youtube..... << LINK REMOVED >> Who you gonna call !!!!

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Cross the streams... cross the streams...

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If this game doesn't pan out, it'll earn the Disappointing demerit for sure. With this much nostaligia in the mix, the pressure is definitely on Terminal.

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It's the Staypuff Marshmallow man!!!!!!!!!

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Man , I hope they don't leave out Slimer....

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I CAN'T WAIT!!! Hope it's not a half-baked sequel or a lousy movie-based video game like TMNT, Men In Black: The Game, Fantastic Four, etc. Minimum Gamespot rating for Ghostbusters III: 8.0!!! You must achieve that, Dan Ackroyd and co.!!!

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This could be either really really good, or really really disappointing. I really wish I could say you can not go wrong with the original crew members writing and doing the voice work. However the studio has not been able to produce much in the gem department yet so it could be a major toss up. Let's hope for the best

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From the guy behind 4X4 Evo and other bad titles, my hope is completely broken.

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"it sounds like its going to be a poor, low-budget cash in on the movies." That's exactly the opposite of what it sounds like. For one, they're getting back all of the original actors to do voices. Sound-alike voice actors are dirt cheap and would be the first thing to get used if this were a low-budget game. Secondly, they're 18 years late to cash in on the movie marketing. The game actually has to be decent to sell. I really wish the stupid internet wouldn't spit out comments like that every time a game is made that's related to something else.

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Awesome idea, but it sounds like its going to be a poor, low-budget cash in on the movies.

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p.s. Checklist for what i want / what is needed in this game - new york city in all its 90's glory, driving sections, 3rd or 1st person viewpoint, 5 player on-line co-op, team co-op, awesome effects and graphics and blu-ray remakes of the movies please!!! lol

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well i heard zootfly ( the original video posters) are making their own ghost-busting style game using the engine from the video posts. just a shame that it wont be coupled with the gb license..... but still, if terminal reality pull their fingers from outta their asses and realise what a big chance this is for them to do something right then we could be in for a blinder...... please guys, you cant make this suck, childhood memories depend on it!!!

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I ain't afraid of no ghost!

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dang, this game looks like it will be great!

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Yay! I loved the old school NES game!

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When there's something strange, in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call!? GHOSTBUSTERS!

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There aren't any Wii screens....=|

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I was excited about this, then I saw the Wii screens. Why do they need to make it cartoony just on the Wii and PS2?

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they're making it for ps2? hehe

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if you guys havent seen any gameplay videos i posted a video of gameplay. just so you guys know. and i to wish rick moranis would be in the game.

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I hope Rick Moranis jumps back in as well!

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Bustin' makes me feel good!

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I don't care if this game sucks or not. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.

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i wonder if this game'll be any good

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There's never been a good GB game. Let's all bow our heads and pray to Almighty Jebus that this is the one!! If Bill Murray is in there, I'll just buy it anyway.

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Cool.

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Have the classic C64 version... But won't bring it out again until I see what this is going to be all about! Given the last few PC game releases being long hyped but short gaming, I am much more cautious now!

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