It appears like developer Terminal Reality’s fab 2009 Ghostbusters online game is perhaps getting the remaster therapy, if a brand new itemizing from the Taiwanese rankings board is to be believed, a minimum of.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game, in the event you’re unfamiliar, launched for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC again in 2009 – and supplied a third-person motion romp that was, from a purely mechanical perspective, merely alright to truly surprisingly good.
On the merely alright entrance, there’s plenty of traipsing round linear environments with not an entire lot to do. Thankfully although, issues take a flip for the correctly good courtesy of the sport’s splendidly satisfying, proton-pack-wielding fight, which is constantly pleasing, and just about top-tier want fulfilment for any 80s youngster.
Where Ghostbusters: The Video Game goes from good to nice, nevertheless, is in its authenticity. Right from the opening Columbia Pictures ident, ripped straight from the beginning of the unique Ghostbusters film, the sport is a pure nostalgia overload. And it does an exquisite job of capturing the verve and wit of the beloved franchise – largely due to heavy involvement from unique Ghostbusters scribe Dan Ackroyd.
Ackroyd repurposed all kinds of unused concepts from earlier film remedies, and even reprised his function (together with all the opposite unique Ghostbusters: Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson) particularly for the sport. Cue jokes, a pitch-perfect environment, and a few splendidly imaginative set-pieces, all including as much as Grade-A fan-pleasing enjoyable.
All of which is to say that there are lots of people who’d in all probability enjoyment of seeing the sport get the loving remaster therapy teased in a brand new itemizing on the Taiwanese Game Software Rating web site. According to the itemizing (as noticed by Resetera), the brand new enhanced model is matter-of-factly titled Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, and is scheduled to reach on Xbox One at some future level. No different platforms are referenced.
It’s supposedly being dealt with by Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and NBA Playgrounds developer Mad Dog Games, and even has a promotional URL, though it is at present inactive.
Of course, with out official affirmation, there isn’t any assure the Ghostbusters online game remaster is an actual factor that may ever see the sunshine of day – though rankings board leaks have regularly confirmed fruitful previously. However, with Ackroyd prepping Ghostbusters 3 for launch in cinemas subsequent summer time, and with the online game celebrating its tenth birthday this yr, now would appear pretty much as good a time as any to resurrect Terminal Velocity’s fondly remembered Ghostbusters outing.