Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime gets bustin' in debut trailer

Atari showcases its 4-player Ghostbusting gameplay

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A Ghostbuster's job is never done - it just gets smaller, and less support from major publishers. Case in point: Atari's new trailer for next year's downloadable sequel, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime...

Developed by Behaviour Studios (Wet, Naughty Bear), Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is a continuation of Ghostbusters: The Video Game. The plot finds the Rookie (aka you) hitting the haunted streets of New York to save the city from a 'disaster of ghoulish proportions.' The game will feature 4-player online and local multiplayer.

%26ldquo;Following the success of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, we are committed to continuing the lore of the Ghostbusters franchise with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime,%26rdquo; said Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari in today's official announcement. %26ldquo;In Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, we are introducing an entirely new look and gameplay experience on digital platforms that will impress new and loyal Ghostbusters fans alike.%26rdquo;

Watching the Ghostbusters (but not the Ghostbusters - the original cast is not present) in a downloadable title is like watching your favorite band play at a local casino; you're happy to see them getting gigs, but you can't help butfeel that their glory days are over. We hope the new direction can best 2009'sgood, if not stellar,Ghostbusters: The Video Game, but that'll be tough without the nostalgia factor of the original cast.Maybe if Ghostbusters III is ever made it'llspark a bigger videogame sequel.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime fires up on Xbox Live, PSN and PC next spring.

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