Ghostbusters iOS game uses location data, coming this summer

Here’s some pretty neat news for you mobile gaming fans. XMG Studio, the developer behind last year’s Inspector Gadget’s MAD Dash HD, is now working with another high-profile license for a game that is expected to see an iOS release this summer: Ghostbusters. The dev revealed the game at MacWorld last week (via TUAW), confirming that it would be a location-based adventure that requires players to bust ghosts in familiar locations.

Using a “Foursquare-sty;e service,” the game will place spirits in frequently visited locations. Players will use a GPS-style map to find the ghosts. Once you’ve closed in, the iPhone running the game will turn into a PKE meter, the fictional spirit-detecting gadget from the films. The more ghosts you bust, the more items and upgrades you’ll be able to obtain.

XMG hopes to bring some new ideas to the location-based gaming genre with its Ghostbusters game. A “soft launch” is expected in Canada sometime in the next few months, with a full release in North America targeted for June.

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