On Thursday, April 14th, Activision broke their silence on the previously-leaked information regarding a new Ghostbusters game.
A short announcement trailer was released on Activision YouTube channel on Friday, April 15th, showing a brief intro, and about 10 seconds of what appears to be in-game footage. While the game is rumored to be set in the new continuity of the upcoming movie, the setting appears to be in a high school, and the proton pack-wearing cast is comprised of four brand-new faces.
Slightly reminiscent of 2011’s poorly-received Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, the gameplay features a pseudo-top-down viewpoint, and slightly blocky graphics. This seems a somewhat large departure from the visuals of 2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game, which received high marks across the board (Metacritic gave it 4/5, and both IGN and Gamespot gave it 8/10). One wonders if these differences may leave fans curious if the game will stand up to current-gen graphical capabilities, story and gameplay. The Armchair Empire magazine has a detailed post about the Pc requirements and benchmarks achieved for the game, if that’s your cup of tea, check it out.
There is no developer information available for the game, but we do know that it will be released on July 12th (3 days before the new movie) for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.