There’s a Very Slim Chance You’ll Survive the New Ghostbusters Video Game
If you had told me the new Ghostbusters movie would lead to a new four-player, co-op, isometric RPG shooter meant to tie into the film's release, I probably would have given a speech much like the OG GBs gave to the mayor of New York in the original film. Rumors of a Ghostbusters game have been flying around since the updated feature was announced, but this week Activision confirmed plans to support the Paul Feig film with an original game that takes place after the events of 2016's Ghostbusters. Which is interesting considering the game comes out before the movie hits theaters.
As if enough Ghostbusters media and merchandise branded with that simple name wasn't confusing enough already, the game too will rely on just the default team name coined by the original paranormal investigators back in 1984. No real prior knowledge of the franchise will be necessary though, as Ghostbusters will feature an entirely new cast of characters, different from the new cast of characters in the movie, which are all different from the comics and cartoons based on the first Ghostbusters. Still with me?
Ghostbusters will offer couch co-op for up to four players, but of course that means you also have to have four controllers for either the PlayStation 4, PC, or Xbox One handy, which in today's landscape, isn't very common. There isn't much gameplay to glean any details from, other than seeing the Ghostbusters working together to capture all manner of poltergeists and spectres. There will apparently be an RPG element (because of course there is), in which you can upgrade your Ghostbusters to be better at their jobs. Each of the four playable characters also has their own special play style, but it's hard to tell just how they differentiate from this limited trailer.
Ghostbusters will be available in the US on July 12 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.