Ghostbusters really has not had the best track record when it comes to video game adaptations, but there is one that stands out. The 2009 version, ever so thoughtfully titled Ghostbusters: The game, features voice acting by the original cast, a story that takes place after the second film, and most importantly, fun game play.
Which is something most of the other games in the franchise just couldn’t seem to get right.
Game Informer reports that a new version for current-gen consoles will be released sometime this year, ten years after the original release date. It will also be released on PC via Steam.
Make sure to check out the trailer to see the updated graphics for yourself. This is a great opportunity for those who missed it the first time around to pick up a game that’s finally worthy of having the Ghostbusters title attached to it, or for those who just want a better looking version of a game they already know and love.
And if you’re really curious as to how bad the other game adaptations in the franchise really are, you don’t need to actually go out and play it for yourself. There’s a classic episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd where he absolutely rips the NES game apart in a way that only The Nerd can, which can be found here.
Warning: severe profanity and hilarity are sure to ensue!
We’ll keep you updated as we get an official update on the release date for the game.