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A new Ghostbusters game to accompany film reboot this summer

By Shawn Knight
Apr 15, 2016
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  1. Reboots can be tricky, especially in a day and age when it seems as though Hollywood has run out of original movie ideas. The modern reboot formula typically extends beyond the big screen to include stuff like games, toys and other memorabilia designed to milk the franchise for everything it’s worth (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

    When the new Ghostbusters film from Sony Pictures hits theaters this summer, it’ll be accompanied by a new game courtesy of Activision.

    Ghostbusters is described as a third-person action role-playing game that offers up to four-player local co-op, deviating away from earlier entries. The game takes place after the events of the film and follows a new group of rookies fighting rogue spirits as the “now-famous” Ghostbusters are busy taking on high-profile poltergeists.

    Activision says each player can level up their character’s abilities and gear by completing objectives, battling ghosts and discovering hidden collectibles. Each character is said to offer their own unique personality and play style.

    As EuroGamer points out, the game has an arcade-like feel and loosely resembles Diablo.

    Ghostbusters lands on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on July 12 – the same day the movie arrives in theaters. There’s also a mobile game in the pipeline called Ghostbusters: Slime City that’s scheduled to arrive in July for Android, iOS and Kindle devices.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,055

    I saw the original movie back in the 80's, it was OK but enough for me so I wouldn't be interested in sequels and games. The same goes for Star Wars.
     
  3. Rhino811230

    Rhino811230 TS Rookie

    Oh great. A shitty game to compliment the shitty movie that just ruined the Ghostbusters franchise. Sign me up.....
     
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  4. BSim500

    BSim500 TS Guru Posts: 198   +272

    There's a typo in the article:-
     
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  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,752   +1,107

    Whatever... they have like 16 more super hero movies lined up. There's wonder woman vs cat woman, the hulk goes to the DMV, and one where Spider man and Ant Man team up against the alien bugs from Super Troopers.

    Out of ideas.... pfft.
     
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  6. alabama man

    alabama man TS Maniac Posts: 216   +129

    If you like the original movie http://www.techspot.com/products/pc-games/ghostbusters-the-video-game.2397/ then I recommend trying this, it's not best game ever but maybe the best ghostbusters game. You can get it for 2$.

    This game based on reboot looks too much like the last top down ghost buster game. It was crap so makes you wonder why make this new one after that.
     
  7. Axle Grease

    Axle Grease TS Booster Posts: 69   +20

    I have to admit, it does look more fun than the ZX Spectrum version.
     

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