Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remaster Coming This Year

Published: May 30, 2019 8:00 PM /



A remastered version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game has been announced. No specific release date was given, but it will come out this year. The remaster will be released on the Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows via the Epic Games Store.

Originally released in 2009, the game was written by Ghostbusters creators, writers, and stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Aykroyd and Ramis reprised their roles as Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler. Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and Max Von Sydow also returned as Peter Venkman, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melntiz, and Vigo the Carpathian. While the original Ghostbusters cast only did two movies before Harold Ramis died in 2014, Aykroyd has stated in interviews that 'This is essentially the third movie.'"

In the game, the player takes the role of a silent protagonist called “The Rookie”, who joins the team as the fifth Ghostbuster. It takes place two years after Ghostbusters II, and after an equipment malfunction, many ghosts and supernatural forces are released, including the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. The Rookie must help the team hunt down all of the ghosts and save New York City.

The original game was released on multiple platforms, with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows versions being the same game. However, there are significant differences between that and a version that was released for the PlayStation 2 and Wii in terms of the campaign. This announcement does not say which version it is based on, but it is likely the former version, with the PlayStation 2/Wii version being downgraded in graphics, content, changes to the HUD, and using the Wii remote for aiming.

Quick Take

It’s nice to see a remaster of this game. Bill Murray infamously refused to make a third movie for years, and with Harold Ramis gone, this is the last time the main cast was together.

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