Ghostbusters Officially Announced21 Apr 2008
Rumours have been rife about a new Ghostbusters title and Sierra has officially announced that a new Ghostbusters game is in the works. The game will feature the original film cast from the classic Ghostbusters films, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. Also supporting the cast will be Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton.
Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague. Basically everything you would expect from the classic, well we hope so anyway, and Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis writing the script for the game it could turn out to be a solid title.
"Sierra Entertainment is extremely excited to not only deliver fans, old and new, this next chapter in the Ghostbusters universe, but to allow them inside the universe for the first time," said Martin Tremblay, president, Worldwide Studios for Sierra Entertainment. "Our collaboration alongside Terminal Reality and Red Fly Studios also includes working closely with the team at Sony Pictures Consumer Products. Together we will create the ultimate Ghostbusters experience, full of the characters, ghosts and other paranormal creatures so many have come to adore over the years."
“Ghostbusters is one of Sony Picture’s most valued film franchises,” said Mark Caplan, vice president, Hardlines for Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “In setting out to develop a game, our criterion was to find a game company who was interested in keeping true to the Ghostbusters world that talent and filmmakers had originally created. The team at Sierra Entertainment took the time to prove to us they had what it takes. From the moment we green-lit the game, we have certainly seen a lot of passion and commitment coming from Sierra Entertainment and both development teams. Fans are going to be impressed with the game’s ability to deliver a very authentic Ghostbusters experience, as well as its capacity to blow out the Ghostbusters universe to new heights.”
Here’s a little teaser trailer for you…