Few things hold such a high regard in the nerd and geek world as the Ghostbusters. Thankfully the videogame that Atari released in June of 2009, while not perfect, was a great addition to the franchise and sold over a million copies. Ghostbusters: The Video Game gave us one more adventure with the original cast who we had not seen together since Ghostbusters 2 was released in 1989. Looking to capitalize on that success, Atari is once again getting ready to release another Ghostbusters game, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. Only this time they are attempting to do it without the original cast.
Sanctum of Slime, under development at Atari, was just revealed as a Spring title for Playstation Network, Xbox Live, and PC. While not much has been revealed other than a few screenshots, the game appears to be an overhead shooter similar to the recently released Dead Nation. What is known is the game will support four players and will feature online and offline cooperative play. The game promises gigantic bosses that the team of Ghostbusters will have to team up to take down and even a section where players get to drive the new Ecto-3.
The only real downside is that the game will not feature the voices or likenesses of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, or Ernie Hudson. The game focuses on the Rookie character you took control of in the previous Atari Ghostbusters game. While this is certainly going to disappoint die-hard Ghostbuster fans, it probably won't have much impact on the game itself.
I am guessing that since this is being designed as a downloadable game it will probably focus on the action and gameplay and will not be very story heavy. Hopefully, the game will be entertaining enough that it will make us forget that it doesn't include the Ghostbusters we know and love.
Does this game interest you, Ranters? Does the fact that the original cast isn't involved discourage you at all? Please let us know in the comments and keep an eye on Game Rant for any future news about this game.
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is currently set for a Spring 2011 release on PSN, XBLA, and PC.
Source: USA Today