Ghostbusters video game is getting a remake
An announcement of the remastered version of the 2009 game comes out of Taiwan
In 2009, Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released following the tremendous success of the Ghostbusters movie franchise. It turned out to be a huge success in its own right, thanks in no small part to the inclusion of the voices of the movie’s main cast of characters – Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. It now appears, if a recently published list of games is to be believed, that the game is going to be re-released as a remaster.
According to a video game software rating website out of Taiwan, “Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered” is live. It is being published by Mad Dog Games, which also published NBA Playgrounds and World War Z, but there has not been an official release date given.
The original game was available on PC and several consoles that were out at the time. It was on Steam for a number of years, finally being pulled in 2017 for, possibly, a decision to not renew the license (although a cheap Ghostbuster’s shooter game is still on the platform). The remastered version, according to the rating website, is going to be available for Xbox One, but there’s hope that it will be on additional platforms, as well.
According to Eurogamer’s review of the original video game version, “Where Ghostbusters: The Video Game goes from good to great, however, is in its authenticity. Right from the opening Columbia Pictures ident, ripped straight from the start of the original Ghostbusters movie, the game is a pure nostalgia overload. And it does a wonderful job of capturing the verve and wit of the beloved franchise – in large part thanks to heavy involvement from original Ghostbusters scribe Dan Aykroyd.”
With that in mind, the remastered version should be awesome.