The Real Ghostbusters Footage

Note that there are pivotal scenes from GB1 in here!!! Ernie Hudson is onboard!!!

Seems to be more of us revisiting the first film instead of going into a Ghostbusters 3 scenario. More info after the jump.

Sierra Entertainment and Sony Pictures Consumer Products jointly announced today development of Ghostbustersâ„¢ The Video Game, based on the classic films that have transcended and entertained generations of audiences. To deliver a special gaming experience to the tremendous Ghostbusters’ fan base around the world, the game will feature the original film cast from Columbia Pictures’ classic Ghostbusters films, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, back again for the first time in more than 20 years. Supporting the ghost busting crew are the talents of Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

Ghostbusters The Video Game is expected to ship Fall 2008.

“Sierra Entertainment is extremely excited to not only deliver fans, old and new, this next chapter in the Ghostbusters universe, but to allow them inside the universe for the first time,” said Martin Tremblay, president, Worldwide Studios for Sierra Entertainment. “Our collaboration includes working closely alongside the team at Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Terminal Reality and Red Fly Studio. Together we will create the ultimate Ghostbusters experience, full of the characters, ghosts and other paranormal creatures so many have come to adore over the years.”

“Ghostbusters is one of Sony Picture’s most beloved film franchises,” said Mark Caplan, vice president, Licensing for Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “In setting out to develop this property, our criterion was to find a game company who was interested in keeping true and faithful to the Ghostbusters universe that talent and filmmakers had originally created. The team at Sierra Entertainment took the time to prove to us they had what it takes. From the moment we green-lit the game, we have certainly seen a lot of passion and commitment coming from Sierra Entertainment and both development teams. We believe fans are going to be impressed with the game’s ability to deliver a very authentic Ghostbusters experience, as well as its capacity to expand the Ghostbusters universe that they currently know.”

Like the films before it, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis will return to script and event-driven storyline for the video game that will lead the player through the trials and tribulations of the world’s leading paranormal ghost busting team. Ghostbusters The Video Game will create a totally unique experience and gameplay environment that authentically recreates the time period of the film, expanding the lore and supernatural events that seemingly plague New York City.

About the Game
When Manhattan is once again overrun by ghosts and other supernatural creatures, players will take on the role of a new recruit joining the famous Ghostbusters team. Developed by acclaimed studio Terminal Reality, Ghostbusters The Video Game will make its debut on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC and Red Fly Studio will develop the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ versions of this seminal entertainment brand.

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  1. junky says:

    This is the best news of my year.  I could not be more excited about this.  Fuck the Force Unleashed.  Fuck Indiana Jones.  THIS is awesome.  I pray they don’t rush it into stores before it;s been playtested and bugfixed.  I bet it runs through the events of the first two films and then into a third scenario.  Jesus Christ I love this.

  2. Saviorite says:

    I can see myself obsessively looking for clips from this…just like I did for Dragon’s Lair 3D.

  3. Dreamin' Fat Ass says:

    Okay, so here’s what I want…

    A gigantic and amazing GTA clone, with Chicago perfectly represented, as the backdrop for a proper BLUES BROTHERS sequel, with Jake and Elwood. They run missions, stealing cars, through the city while they’re trying to put their band back together. All the same conventions as GTA, with the police chasing them and everything. Except… maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself… except every now and then you can give everyone the blues and make them dance in a musical number, not unlike Moonwalker! Plus, your missions include performances, with classic and new Blues Brothers music, and you can use your guitar controllers or rock band stuff and either sing along or play the instruments to complete the missions!!!

    Junky, make it freaking so!!!!

  4. DougGold says:

    Man, I remember playing the Ghostbusters game for the Commodore 64 where you had to go on jobs to buy better and better cars to drive to the jobs in.  Good old days.  This game will probably have better graphics.

  5. mdhuff says:

    We’ll have to organize GB game parties.  I hope they have multi multi multi person modes.