Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime gets bustin' in debut trailer

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.

“Following the success of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, we are committed to continuing the lore of the Ghostbusters franchise with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime,” said Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari in today's official announcement. “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.”

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 but feel that their glory days are over. We hope the new direction can best 2009's good, 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'll spark a bigger videogame sequel.

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

Dec 7, 2010

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  • reaperman22 - December 8, 2010 6:38 a.m.

    i liked the ghostbusters game and was pretty interested in this one as well.... until i saw Behaviour Studios was making it, seriously wet and naughty bear both looked like they could of been great but were both crap
  • EgonSpengler - December 8, 2010 1:59 a.m.

    Talk about lifeless and dull. "Wet, Naught Bear?" This does not bode well
  • Vulneratus - December 7, 2010 10:12 p.m.

    Hmm... Atari cash in?? Never!!! This looks a little bit like a steaming pile of ectoplasm... total protonic reversal :)
  • Pottyaboutpotter1 - December 7, 2010 10:03 p.m.

    Who else thinks that this was considered as a full on commercial disc release then realised the mistake and quickly hushed to downloadable content area?
  • KaiokenKid - December 7, 2010 9:48 p.m.

    you know what, I think I like it. I could see myself having fun with it.
  • Jayzilla - December 7, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    Glad to see they really mastered crossing those streams.
  • 8bitBaby - December 7, 2010 7:22 p.m.

    i dunno... i can live with it. i mean, if you listen to old interviews or the GB commentary the idea of gb was that eventually they had to franchise and expand. so playing non movie characters works to me.
  • ventanger - December 7, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    Geez... they couldn't even retain the rights to Ray Parker Jrs original song? EEeeeeegh. I did really like Ghostbusters: The Game but you're right, this does seem like a hobbled half-assed sequel.

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