Ghostbusters Is Getting A Multiplayer Game This Year!
Finally, after waiting a lifetime for this Ghostbusters game to arrive, my favourite movie of all time is finally getting a proper multiplayer game.
Sure, we’ve had Ghostbusters video games before and the fantastic Ghostbusters: The Video Game had a multiplayer mode with the original version. But this is a proper, dedicated multiplayer game.
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Developed by Illfonic, this will be an asymmetrical multiplayer with four human players teaming up to a human-controlled ghost. You will take control of generic avatars; however, this is an officially licensed cast, and it lends the voice talents of Ernie Hudson, aka Winston Zeddemore and Dan Aykroyd aka Ray Stantz.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed can also be played solo with AI, but if you can gather some friends, hopefully, this will be a blast. It will also feature crossplay across PC and consoles.
Put on a Proton Pack, grab a Ghost Trap, and monitor the trusty PKE Meter, as a Ghostbuster in a team of four brave souls pursuing ghastly ghosts terrorizing public locations,” reads the press release. “Work together to find the Ghost, blast them with streams from the Particle Thrower to tether the slimy foe in place, and shut the trap at the perfect moment. Keep citizens calm and corral the Ghost before the environment gets too haunted.
Play as a Ghost, scaring unsuspecting citizens at various locations. You ain’t afraid of no Ghostbuster, thanks to the ability to fly and teleport between rifts. Possess objects lying around each room to sneak by roaming Ghostbusters and frighten passers-by. If that doesn’t work, sliming and summoning ghoulish minions will. Haunt each map to completion as one of multiple Ghosts with different abilities.
The only thing that concerns me is that Illfonic is also the studio that developed Friday the 13th, which was fun while it lasted, but it didn’t have much life. Then there’s Predator: Hunting Grounds, which was just woeful in my opinion.
No release date has been announced for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, but it is scheduled to release later this year. Are you excited for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed? Let us know across our social media channels.
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