Are you ready to strap on a Proton Pack, snare the nearest Ghost Trap and roll out the Ecto-1? Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is coming, with a Q4 2022 launch now confirmed.
Coming from the asymmetrical multiplayer experts of IllFonic (Friday the 13th: The Game, Dead Alliance) in Q4 2022 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC will be Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed.
Giving players the chance to become a Ghostbuster or Ghost, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a 4v1 hunt or haunt supernaturally-charged game that will have you reaching for the nearest Proton Pack and PKE Meter as you and a team of four brave souls go about a little bit of ghostbusting, pursuing the ghastly ghosts who are terrorizing public locations.
It’ll be up to you to work together to find the Ghost, blast them with streams from the Particle Thrower and tether the slimy foe in place. From there, shut the trap at the perfect moment and the world will be saved.
Alternatively, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed will see you playing as a Ghost, scaring unsuspecting citizens at various locations. Should you wish to embrace your inner ghoul, you won’t be afraid of no Ghostbuster, and thanks to the ability to fly and teleport between rifts, will be able to tie the other team up in knots. You’ll also be able to possess objects lying around each room to sneak by roaming Ghostbusters and frighten passersby. If that doesn’t work, sliming and summoning ghoulish minions will. Haunt each map to completion as one of multiple Ghosts with different abilities.
As this is an official Ghostbusters inspired affair, you’ll also get the chance to prepare for each match in the iconic Firehouse, customizing your Ghostbuster or Ghost, upgrading equipment and abilities, and getting some target practice in using the Particle Thrower as well as its different modifications. Having a chat with Winston Zeddemore, voiced by Ernie Hudson, is also doable, before grabbing some missions and getting out there into the field.
But there’s more and Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed will ensure you get to meet some new and old friends like Dan Aykroyd’s Ray Stantz, ready to hand down some busting wisdom at Ray’s Occult Books.
“Ghostbusters is one of the most beloved IPs in the world, so we are pulling out all the stops to make something special and accessible to this diverse fanbase,” said Charles Brungardt, CEO, IllFonic. “If you’re someone who loves the movies or asymmetrical multiplayer games, this was made for you.”
So, who you gonna call when you wanna bust some ghosts? Well, thanks to cross-platform multiplayer, anyone on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, and/or Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One will be able to come together to cross the streams or spew slime. AI companions can help fill games if required, or you’ll be able to enable solo Ghostbusters or a solo Ghost to play offline.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed will launch on PC through the Epic Games Store, on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as well as on PlayStation 4 and 5 in Q4 2022.
The question is, will you be the Ghost, or the Ghostbuster? Let us know in the comments.