Just a few weeks ago, there were rumors of a remastered version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game potentially heading our way. Today, we now know they were true. A Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered trailer has dropped, confirming we’ll be bustin’ ghosts once again this year.
It’s Saber Interactive that’s developing the remaster to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Published by Mad Dog Games, the duo are working together once again following the immense success the companies saw collaborating on World War Z.
The title will be coming to pretty much every platform, though there is some exclusivity on PC. It’s been confirmed for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via the Epic Games Store. Saber Interactive and Mad Dog Games confirmed the remaster will be coming in 2019, though no specific date was given.
As we covered in more detail when the rumors were swirling, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will serve as a sequel to 1989’s Ghostbusters 2. Many of the principle players from Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 return, including the core cast of Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson are all back as Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddemore respectively.
You play as “the new rookie to the Ghostbusters crew”. The synopsis states “Manhattan is overrun once more by ghosts, demons and other paranormal creatures unleashed by a mysterious force, and only the Ghostbusters can drive this evil back to whatever dimension it crawled from and save the Big Apple.” You get sense at how vast this mysterious force turns out to be within today’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered trailer.
With confirmation of this remastered Ghostbusters headed our way, the reported Gears 5 release date leak seems to have more legitimacy about it now. The Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee prematurely released the title’s box art with a planned debut date of September 10th. We’ll surely get confirmation of that along with everything else Microsoft has planned for its 2019 E3 press conference. Phil Spencer says it’ll be a big one.