After more than 20 years, Egon, Raymond, Peter, and Winston will once again fight the supernatural. This time, they will do it in various consoles as Sierra Entertainment has announced the development of Ghostbusters The Video Game which is expected to ship in 2008.

According to the company, players will be equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, and hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

The game will also feature original film cast from the classic Ghostbusters films, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson and will create ‘a totally unique experience and gameplay environment that authentically recreates the whimsical time period of the film, expanding the lore and supernatural events that seemingly plague New York City.’

President of Worldwide Studios for Sierra Entertainment, Martin Tremblay said, “Sierra Entertainment is extremely excited to not only deliver fans, old and new, this next chapter in the Ghostbusters universe, but to allow them inside the universe for the first time. Our collaboration alongside Terminal Reality and Red Fly Studios also includes working closely with the team at Sony Pictures Consumer Products.  Together we will create the ultimate Ghostbusters experience, full of the characters, ghosts and other paranormal creatures so many have come to adore over the years.”

Vice President of Hardlines for Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Mark Caplan said, “Ghostbusters is one of Sony Picture’s most valued film franchises. In setting out to develop a game, our criterion was to find a game company who was interested in keeping true to the Ghostbusters world that talent and filmmakers had originally created.  The team at Sierra Entertainment took the time to prove to us they had what it takes.  From the moment we green-lit the game, we have certainly seen a lot of passion and commitment coming from Sierra Entertainment and both development teams. Fans are going to be impressed with the game’s ability to deliver a very authentic Ghostbusters experience, as well as its capacity to blow out the Ghostbusters universe to new heights.”

See: www.sierra.com

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