Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released in 2009. It featured a new plot that took place after Ghostbusters 1 and 2, based on a script written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, and had the entire original cast providing voices. It’s the closest we will ever get to an actual Ghostbusters 3, and the game itself wasn’t that bad either.
A sleeper when it was released, Ghostbusters: The Video Game now fetches high prices on eBay. The time is right for a re-release on modern consoles, we’d say. Good thing the current rights holders agree with us. Saber Interactive is bringing this sucker back!
As the new rookie on the Ghostbusters crew, you’ll team up with your favorite characters from the films, reunited by the voices of Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson as Stantz, Spengler, Venkman and Zeddemore, alongside Annie Potts, Brian Doyle-Murray, William Atherton and Max von Sydow. Manhattan is overrun once more by ghosts, demons and other paranormal creatures unleashed by a mysterious force, and only the Ghostbusters can drive this evil back to whatever dimension it crawled from and save the Big Apple.
There is no mention of any further enhancements beyond a higher resolution and the fact that this game will be playable on a system that isn’t resting in a box in your closet. But that alone is enough for us. Ghostbusters: The Video Game will be re-released later this year on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC.