Fans of the 1984 Ghostbusters franchise have a spectral package of campy ’80s goodness floating their way. As Electricpig reports, Sony Pictures Television has just announced an iPhone version of the upcoming X360 / PS3 / Wii game of Ghostbusters. Despite its spotty past, the game is set to arrive in mid-June and will be a shade more picturesque than the ’80s Activision Apple II original.
And to fans of the the 8-bit original: you’re old. And so are we. It’s been 25 years–God help us. But we’re in this together, so let’s just make the best of it.
Featuring a storyline written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, the ’09 release of the game Ghostbusters will effectively be Ghostbusters III, says Aykroyd. Most of the movie’s actors have signed on for voice roles, with the notable exception of Rick Moranis, who has retired from acting.
Sony says the Ghostbusters iPhone game will see you playing as the traditional team from the Ghostbusters movies, tackling New York borough by borough, trapping pesky poltergeists and stopping innocent citizens from being slimed. Think Halloween Harry, only with Ghostbusters’ Peter Venkman deadpanning it all the way through.
At present, details are scant. There’s no indication of the nature of the game’s controls or any indication of price point. But, stay tuned–we’ll bring more details as they surface and take a frighteningly close look when the game hits the App Store. (After all, I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost…)