Ghostbusters game coming next year

Written by Joe Martin

November 7, 2008 // 12:52 p.m.

Tags: #ackroyd #atari #ghostbusters #ghostbusters-game #phil-harrison

Atari has confirmed that it has bought the rights to Ghostbusters: The Videogame and will be publishing the game next year on the PC, PS2, PS3, DS, Wii and Xbox 360.

Atari picked up the rights after they fell into limbo when Activision took control of Vivendi Universal and discarded any games they didn't feel they could continue to exploit for a number of years. Other abandoned titles included Double Fine's Brutal Legend and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.

The Ghostbusters game will now be published next year to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original movie.

"Ghostbusters: The Videogame is a fantastic addition to Atari’s global line-up in 2009," said Phil Harrison, who recently moved from Sony to Infogrames.

"The title has built considerable anticipation and excitement among game fans for its high quality action and all-out mayhem. There’s no more thrilling Ghostbusting experience to be had, short of building your own proton pack."

Meanwhile Phil Harrison's former employer, Sony, is planning to launch a new series of comics, toys, shirts and so on to help celebrate the 25th anniversay of the film too. There'll also be a Blu-ray release of the film and a new theme park ride based around the movie, apparently.

Who was your favourite Ghostbuster? We always preferred Egon, but let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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