If bustin’ makes you feel good, then be prepared to take the bustin’ with you on the go, because 2009’s Ghostbusters video game is being remastered this year, and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch.
Developer Saber Interactive and Publisher Mad Dog Games have announced that Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will be coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC this year. The game, which most agree is a pretty good “7.5/10” type of game, takes place after the first two Ghostbusters movies and features the voices of the original cast. The game is one of the final performances by Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014.
The Wii had its own cartoony version of the game, but this is a port of the meatier PS3/360 version of the game.
Here is a statement from Saber Interactive:
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a unique story from Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis that captures the supernatural comedic fun and fright fans love from the franchise, which celebrates the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters this year.
As the new rookie on the Ghostbusters crew, you’ll team up with your favorite characters from the films, reunited by the voices of Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson as Stantz, Spengler, Venkman and Zeddemore, alongside Annie Potts, Brian Doyle-Murray, William Atherton, and Max von Sydow. 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.
Hunt, fight and trap a variety of new and familiar ghouls and phantasms, all remastered in HD resolution. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered equips you with cool gadgets and upgradeable weapons to play with in huge boss fights and destructible environments. Scan and analyze targets with the P.K.E. Meter and Paragoggles, then strap on your Proton Pack to wear ghosts down with the blast stream before wrangling them with the capture stream.
While no date was given, it seems that the game will launch in 2019. Stay tuned for more details!