Illfonic will let us play as either a Ghostbuster or a ghost in the newly announced GHOSTBUSTERS: SPIRITS UNLEASHED game
Get ready to strap on your proton pack because Illfonic has just announced GHOSTBUSTERS: SPIRITS UNLEASHED! The developer has enjoyed a string of hits with Friday the 13th: The Game and Predator: Hunting Grounds. But with the world still basking in the brilliance of Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Illfonic has set its sights on busting some ghosts. The asymmetrical multiplayer title is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One; Xbox Series X|S, and PC through the Epic Games Store in the fourth quarter of the year.
Similar in style to its previous games, Spirits Unleashed will feature four Ghostbusters hunting a solitary ghost. But in a landmark turn of events, the gameplay will get a healthy dose of ectoplasm when players become a ghost for the first time…EVER! Of course, being a Ghostbusters game, the investigators will be fully kitted out in their traditional jumpsuits complete with proton packs, PKE meters, and Ghost Traps. But, for the first time, players will be able to fully customize their character from skin color to tech and equipment. And thankfully, the game features A.I. ghosts and busters which should ensure seamless gameplay and cut down on matchmaking. Check out the reveal trailer below.
Of course, no Ghostbusters game would be complete without the original team and I’m delighted to report that both Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd are returning as Winstone Zeddemore and Ray Stantz respectively. Sadly, there’s no sign of Bill Murray’s Peter Venkman. But given that his relationship with the franchise has improved of late, I wouldn’t rule him out. And of course, fingers crossed Annie Potts will be on hand to man the phones as Janine Melnitz. But fear not, because Slimer is always on hand to add some much-needed fun and frolics!
The trailer hints that the game takes place sometime after the events of Afterlife, with Winston now in the ownership of the business. And with paranormal manifestations on the increase, sets about building a new team. The game has been labeled as “tertiary canon,” giving the game access to many elements from the movie series. But sadly, it seems that Ecto-1 won’t be drivable. However, that won’t stop the famous vehicle from being featured across the Ghostbusters’ hub and loading screens.
Sadly, as far as reveals go, that’s all we can share. But rest assured, as soon as we hear more you’ll be the first to know. In the meantime, track down a copy of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and relive your childhood alongside the superstars of the supernatural.
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