Announced back in May, the resurrection of the 2009 action-adventure video game based on the celebrated supernatural comedy film franchise created in 1984, is all set to arrive in the markets well ahead of Halloween this year.
Yes, as confirmed on the official Twitter account of Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will be launched on October 4, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
It's official – Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered releases on October 4th, 2019! Check out the first look into gameplay here! https://t.co/zMK4ZXerlz #JoinTheGhostbusters pic.twitter.com/AfWxa1zgaK
— Ghostbusters (@PlayGBremaster) August 1, 2019
Developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games, the title will feature the voices of many key members of the cast from the original films, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.
“The game was also penned by Aykroyd and Ramis, and featured a story set shortly after the events of Ghostbusters II,” said Matt McKnight, biz dev director and producer, in a blog post.
“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,” McKnight added.
There’s one more game releasing during Halloween. In fact, on the very day! Luigi’s Mansion 3, the spooky puzzle title, developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, is all set to see the light of day on October 31 this year.
The sequel to Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (released in 2013), Luigi’s Mansion 3 will feature the more cowardly of the Mario brothers, and yes, he is taller and greener now. This time, Luigi and his gooey doppelgänger Gooigi will be out to explore the haunted Last Resort Hotel in a chase to their friends.
You can either switch between the two characters or have a friend play as Gooigi. Interestingly, Luigi’s Mansion 3 will have a multiplayer mode called ScareScraper, which allows up to eight people to play together online.