Why not celebrate Ghostbusters 35th anniversary this year by playing the 2009 game remastered in 4K
For me, 2009 had one good reason to be a Ghostbusters fan, a new video game was coming for several video game consoles.
After a false start from developers Zootfly who tried to obtain the Ghostbusters license in 2006 (What Could Have Been…Video Games), Atari published Ghostbusters: The Video Game in 2009.
What made this title a little different from previous film licences was the inclusion of talent from the original film. The original Ghostbusters as played by Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson all leant their voices and likeness to the game.
Akroyd and Ramis also wrote the story for the game which is set just after the events of Ghostbusters 2. This made the game the closest we’d get to a third instalment at the time (A third film is currently set for release in 2020).
I’m currently replaying the game on my PlayStation 3 and I’d forgotten what a good job developers Terminal Reality had done on bringing the comedy and ambience through to another medium.
I also played through the Nintendo Wii version of the game which due to its limited power and unique control method made for a different but still entertaining game.
2009 marks the 29th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters film and to help celebrate, the video game has been remastered for today’s 4K displays.
As revealed on the Official PlayStation blog,
We’re incredibly honoured and excited to announce Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will be launching on PS4 in 2019. All of the -in-game videos and cutscenes were found on a hard drive in storage from one of the original creators and remastered in 4K HD. The great storytelling and audio has all been preserved while enhanced textures and lighting complete the package.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will be available for Sony PlayStation 4 later this year.