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Ghostbusters: The Video Game to return with modern control remaster


The popular game Ghostbusters: The Video Game was launched about ten years back with a remastered edition for Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No release date has been announced but it is coming later this year. It was written by Dan Aykroyd along with late Harold Ramis and stars all of the original cast including the supporting and side characters. Ghost Busters: The Video Game has been one of the best movie adaptations of the preceding console generation when such a sub-genre had largely faded out.

It was also one of the last games that was developed by Terminal Reality which is now defunctional. Mad Dog Games and Saber Interactive are the developer and publisher of the NBA Playgrounds franchise and now control the rights to the game and are working together on the remaster. Players in the Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will be taking over the role of an unnamed new recruit to the paranormal pest control experts.

Once again New York gets over run by ghosts and ghouls in a clean-up adventure that is dotted with callbacks to the 1984 movie and its 1989 sequel. However, the story did not hold up on its own and got benefits mainly from not just Ramis and Aykrod’s voice work but also Bill Murray’s Ernie Hudson’s, Annie Pots and even William Atherson’s. Hudson had managed to crack off a picture perfect line inside the game’s Museum of History job.

The gameplay has proton packs along with PKE Meters and all the tools of the Ghostbusters universe. It was sound and very enjoyable. The co-operative multiplayer was an overlooked as well as underrated component of the entire package. Filling up such lobbies once again will be a great value-add for the remaster version of the game. The original game was available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and this one appears to be exclusive on PS4.

Photo Credits: Epic Games

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