Fans have been clamoring for another Ghostbusters movie to complete trilogy for decades. Sure, we have Jason Reitman’s new movie which is set in the original universe in the works. But most fans wanted something revolving around the original quartet of Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson. Well, what many don’t realize is that they got just that in 2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game. And thanks to yet another leak from the Taiwanese video game ratings board, it appears Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is on the way.
2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game served as a direct sequel to 1989’s Ghostbusters 2. Set around Thanksgiving two years later, the plot was written by Flint Dille, John Zuur Platten, John Melchior and Patrick Hegarty. Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis would come in later to revise and clean up the story.
The 2009 original, and presumably Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, boasts a cast that would make any true fan blush. Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson are all back as Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddemore respectively.
The game also sees the return of Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz and William Atherton as Walter Peck. Brian Doyle-Murray takes on the role of Mayor Jock Mulligan, and Max von Sydow reprises the voice of Vigo the Carpathian. Alyssa Milano also joined the team in a pivotal role as museum curator Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn
The primary version of the game was developed on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC by Terminal Reality. Red Fly Studio worked on versions for PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Nintendo Wii. And Zen Studios handled a drastically different take on the Nintendo DS. Atari published the majority of these SKUs.
The Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Taiwanese listing indicates that Mad Dog Games is handling the remake. The original was appreciated critically but could certainly benefit from today’s more robust consoles. Should Mad Dog Games handle the project well, Ghostbusters fans could be in for something special. Hopefully we’ll get details on the remake next month at E3.