Sony has snagged the exclusive PAL publishing rights for Ghostbusters: The Video Game in a surprise move. This means that people in Europe and Australasia will only be getting the Sony version of Ghostbusters which will be released on June 19th. That includes the PS3 and PS2 versions of the game, with the previously canceled Ghostbusters PSP version coming this Fall.
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So what if you live in PAL territories and don’t have a Sony branded system? You will still get the other versions of the game, however you will have to wait a bit, as Sony has the timed-exclusive.
Thankfully, none of this will effect North American gamers, as Atari will still be publishing the game as planned on June 16th for Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS, and PC. And probably PSP later on.
In Ghostbusters: The Video Game, players can grab a proton pack and turn their ghostbusting fantasies into reality as the new recruit to the Ghostbusters team in a story set two years after the Ghostbusters 2 movie. Once again, the city of Manhattan has been overrun with ghouls, ghosts and all things foul – and it’s down to the Ghostbusters team to capture them all and regain control.
The game has been written by original Ghostbusters writers Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd and reunites members of the original cast for the first time in 20 years. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson lend their voices and in-game likenesses to the game, which also features performances from favorites including William Atherton (Walter Peck), Annie Potts (Janine) and Brian Doyle-Murray (Mayor Jock Mulligan).