There’s a new Ghostbusters movie on its way this year, and a new Ghostbusters video game as well. You’d think that, in order to best take advantage of buzz around a new movie, you’d make your game actually be about that movie. You’d be wrong.
There is a new Ghostbusters game, but as the trailer above shows, it actually features a whole new cast of actual ’Busters. And not the whole new cast of ’Busters who make up the all female cast of 2016’s Ghostbusters, but a whole different cast. You’ll control this team of four ghostbusters from a top-down perspective, blasting away at ghoulies in what seems like a Zelda-like shooter.
The game actually looks to be a follow-up to the 2011 downloadable title Sanctum of Slime. That Ghostbusters game was, unfortunately for us fans, not very good. But then again, the 2009 Ghostbusters: The Video Game was pretty great, featuring the original cast and telling a sequel story to Ghostbusters II. So don’t abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
Watch for this new Ghostbusters game to manifest itself in July just before the movie’s release on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.
This story was edited once after publication. It incorrectly stated that Ghostbusters: The Video Game took place between the two Ghostbusters movies, when actually it serves as a sequel to Ghostbusters II.