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Atari Officially Hires The Ghostbusters

And so, the rumors were true: Atari has snapped up the previously homeless Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and are prepared to publish it some time next year.

One of the casualties of the Activision/Blizzard merger, the game had been floating about looking for a new publisher. One of the other casualties, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, found a new home with THQ, and now, Terminal Reality's project is headed to Atari. According to GameSpot, the title will help celebrate the classic movie's 25th anniversary. As head of Atari UK PR Lee Kirton said- "It's incredibly exciting to be publishing Ghostbusters as a title. It has a huge fan base and looks absolutely fantastic." The rumor that Atari was taking the reigns began when Dan Akyroyd let it slip to a radio station, and good ol' Ray from the Ghostbusters squad also prematurely mentioned the game's existence in the Edmonton Sun. So we figured that unofficial radio announcement had some weight behind it; how could he not know if Atari had picked up the publishing duties for his game? Remember, most of the original cast are directly involved with the creation and production of Ghostbusters: The Video Game.

So now that it's back on track, we expect to see new info and details over the next few months. Hopefully, Terminal Reality won't mess this one up; we'd hate to see the good "Ghosbusters" name get tarnished...

Related Game(s): Ghostbusters: The Video Game

11/7/2008 Ben Dutka

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CH1N00K
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 12:10:55 PM
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Ports from movies always worry me. Especially if they use a classic, there's going to be a lot of people who are going to be really hard on this game when it releases. Some will see it as reviving the spirit of the movies, others will be upset that they didn't leave it alone. And experience for me shows that there are very few games based off of movies that are actually worth owning. Although I did like Scarface when they did that one....

Another thing to think about is are they going to include/support online play? Any game that comes out now that doesn't have some kind of online interaction in it is going to be that much harder to sell.

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Robochic
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 12:27:35 PM
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Hmm, this could be a mix reviewed game for sure, just cause it's based on a movie that hasn't been seen since the 80's (except for repeats) and without online if it doesn't have it i agree that will be a hard seller. But we'll see once more info on this game is released.

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dirdiggler
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 1:03:13 PM
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Let's hope this is 1-4 players co-op....

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Geobaldi
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 3:15:53 PM
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As long as it's better than the original NES game, I'll be happy. A new movie would be nice as well.

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schillah
Saturday, November 08, 2008 @ 3:28:37 PM
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"some time next year"

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