Atari and Sony announce Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime video game

ghostbusters sanctum of slimeIn conjunction with Sony Pictures Consumer Products,Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStationNetwork, and Windows PC Download at Atari.com, in Spring 2011.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is a four player, ghost-busting adventure that will take players through an entirely new paranormal experience. Players are tasked with assuming the role of a rookie hired by the Ghostbusters to save New York City from a disaster of ghoulish proportions.

The gameplay progresses as players complete jobs while exploring a series of haunted environments that must be cleared of any ectoplasmic threats. Rookie Ghostbusters may go it alone or with a ghostbusting team of friends both locally or online through the game’s multiplayer capability.

“Following the success of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, we are committed to continuing the lore of the Ghostbusters franchise with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime,” says Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. “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.”

The highly anticipated third Ghostbusters movie is scheduled for release in 2012, nearly 25 years since Ghostbusters II and 28 years since the Ghostbusters first came on the scene. It’s expected that with the revival of the franchise producers will likely release a new game that more fully melds with the film’s look, feel and storyline. Until them, Ghostbusters fans will have to be content with this release.

Developed by Behavior Studios, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will be available in Spring 2011.  For more information, visit www.atari.com/gbsanctumofslime.