Ghostbusters Gaming Details From PlayStation UK Official Magazine

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In June 2016, (Issue 123) of PlayStation (UK) Official Magazine Ghostbusters (2016) is prominently featured. In an article  Chris Tremmel, project director on Activision’s upcoming Ghostbusters (2016) game (GBI Blog Post, April 16, 2016) provided additional details, such as game play.

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Activision Ghostbusters Product Details

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Last week Activision officially released details about their upcoming Ghostbusters video games. (GBI Blog Post, April 16, 2016) Around a certain web developer’s bedtime product information became available from retailers.

From GameStop (US):

Product Details

Have you and your friends been experiencing paranormal activity? Grab your Proton Pack and join the Ghostbusters as you explore Manhattan, blasting ghosts, and trapping those runaway ghouls.

  • Thrilling Multiplayer Experience: Play alongside your friends as the Ghostbusters in the 2-4 player local co-op campaign!
  • Terrifying Ghost Trapping: Battle new and classic Ghostbusters characters, including Slimer, Gertrude Eldridge, Sparky and many more!
  • Electrifying Weapon Choices: Dynamically swap weapons during battle with unique options for each character.
  • Blockbuster Film Extension: An original story that takes place after the events of the movie! Ghostbusting fun for the whole family: Gamers of all ages and experience can dive right into the action.

Ghostbusters (2016) will be released on July 12, 2016 for both PS4 and Xbox One. With a retail price of $49.99 USD. The game can currently be pre-ordered from GameStop and Amazon.

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Activision Launching Ghostbusters Video Games

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With the release of Ghostbusters (2016) Activision will be launching not one, but two different Ghostbusters video games! Or adventures.

Scott Lowe, Activision’s Communications Manager wrote on the company’s blog:

This July, Ghostbusters returns to screens both big and small. That’s right, in addition to the new film from Sony Pictures, this July we’re introducing two all-new Ghostbusters adventures for consoles and mobile devices.—Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters: Slime City, respectively. Both games will feature new casts of rookies as they fight rogue sprits while the now-famous Ghostbusters are off stopping high-profile poltergeists.

On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, there’s Ghostbusters, a third-person action role-playing game with up to four-player local co-op. Each player can level up their character’s gear and abilities by battling ghosts, completing objectives, or discovering hidden collectibles. Players will have four heroes to choose from, each with their own unique personality and play style that benefit the overall team.

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Activision Creating New Ghostbusters Game

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Tim ‘O Connor, a writer for Retail Merchandiser has an article with an overview of Ghostbusters film franchises. From our illustrious past to Ghostbusters 2016. This is where we, (the public, not those “in the know”) find out where the renewed interest in Ghostbusters began.

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The company began planting the seeds when it celebrated the original’s film’s 25th anniversary in 2009.


Mark Caplan, Senior Vice President of Sony’s Global Consumer Products

We launched a licensing program based on the classic property and celebrated the 25th anniversary by launching a successful console video game.

It was a great experience for us. It showed there was a tremendous fan base already built in.

That spark eventually helped lead to the decision to reboot the series with the 2016 film.

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Activision Ghostbusters Advertising

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Last year when ghostheads were talking about classic Ghostbusters gaming Troy Benjamin (Ghostbusters HQ) brought up Ghostbusters advertising from the era. I had certainly never seen it, as I was once a kid and we didn’t own a computer, (seems unimaginable) I didn’t remember this unique, now part of Ghostbusters history. Continue reading “Activision Ghostbusters Advertising”