The Ghostbusters are back with an all-new adventure in time for their 25th anniversary, and this time it’s an interactive spook hunt. Atari announced today that Ghostbusters: The Video Game is set for release across North America on Tuesday, June 16, before rolling out worldwide release on June 19th. Created in partnership with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and acclaimed development studios Terminal Reality and RedFly, the game is written by original Ghostbusters writers and stars Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, and reunites many of the original cast members.
Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson also reprise their roles for the game, which takes place two years after the events in Ghostbusters II. Manhattan is once again overrun by ghosts and supernatural forces, and the player must join the original team as a new recruit and test a variety of unique gadgets and other tools for tracking and wrangling the many phantasms plaguing New York City.
Atari will release Ghostbusters: The Video Game for PlayStation3, PlayStation2 Xbox 360, Windows, Wii and Nintendo DS. The launch will coincide with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s worldwide debut of the original Ghostbusters motional picture on Blu-ray Disc.
Together, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II grossed more than $500 million at the box office worldwide. To further celebrate the 25th anniversary, Sony Pictures Consumer Products has licensed the property for several new commemorative products including toys, t-shirts, comic books, prop replicas, and a theme park attraction. In addition, the original Ghostbusters car (Ecto-1) has been fully restored with plans for special promotional appearances throughout the U.S., with additional replicas touring Europe. The Blu-ray Disc release of Ghostbusters will feature Slimer Mode, a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience, a featurette on the refurbishing of Ecto-1, and more.