We knew Friday the 13th and Predator: Hunting Grounds developer IllFonic was making Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed ever since the company’s CEO said so on a podcast. However, here’s the official confirmation – with a trailer to boot! It’s exactly what you’d expect it to be, by the way: an asymmetrical multiplayer campaign featuring four eponymous Ghostbusters against one, pesky Ghost. Bagsy the slime one!
The press release explains: “Put on a Proton Pack, grab a Ghost Trap, and monitor the trusty PKE Meter, as a Ghostbuster in a team of four brave souls pursuing ghastly ghosts terrorizing public locations. Work together to find the Ghost, blast them with streams from the Particle Thrower to tether the slimy foe in place, and shut the trap at the perfect moment. Keep citizens calm and corral the Ghost before the environment gets too haunted.”
It continues: “Play as a Ghost, scaring unsuspecting citizens at various locations. You ain’t afraid of no Ghostbuster, thanks to the ability to fly and teleport between rifts. Possess objects lying around each room to sneak by roaming Ghostbusters and frighten passers-by. If that doesn’t work, sliming and summoning ghoulish minions will. Haunt each map to completion as one of multiple Ghosts with different abilities.”
There are a lot of really neat touches here, like the fact you’ll prepare for your missions at the famous Firehouse, and will even be able to speak with Winston Zeddemore, voiced of course by Ernie Hudson. You’ll be able to play solo with AI if you really want to, but obviously an experience like this will be best enjoyed online, and there’ll be complete crossplay across all consoles and platforms, which is great to see.
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