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Tue, Jun 09, 2009 | 17:14 BST
Good news European Xbox 360 owners. The North American version of Ghostbusters will not be region locked.
This was confirmed by Atrai to Destructoid earlier today.
Game’s out Jun 16, and now you won’t have to wait.
Import away pals!
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 | 16:23 BST
Atari may be touting that Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis were the writers of the Ghostbusters game, but both men acknowledge that it’s more of a marketing ploy than anything.
Speaking with The New York Times, Aykroyd said that Terminal Reality came to him with script in hand, and he and Ramis supplied the structure and tone.
“In the beginning they came to me, and I said, ‘I encourage you, go ahead,’ ” he said. “They gave me the script. I took it. I rewrote it doing little tiny structural things, mostly bringing back the tone of the original dialogue and the vernacular — the terms, the idiom — but they really had it.
“Two-thirds of it was there. Then they gave it to Harold. He did the same thing.”
While Aykroyd admitted he is not a gamer, he was still impressed by Terminal Reality’s knowledge of special effects as well as its familiarity with Ghostbusters’ lingo and style.
More through the link.
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 | 14:46 BST
As of today, Home users will be able to share user created content in the way of photo sharing.
Picture frames are to be made available in the Mall where you can then upload photos from your hard drive or select various default pictures, and then display them in your little PS3 apartments. You can even choose angles and sizes.
Also, don’t forget that the BUZZ! game space goes live today as well, and mall goers will notice new Ghostbusters costumes, extra designer clothes and Street Fighter IV costumes.
New spaces, ornaments, and mini-games are also expected to be revealed.
More over on US PS Blog.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 12:57 BST
The EU PS Blog has updated informing us all over what’s coming up on PSN this month and if the headline doesn’t give it away, it includes Fat Princess and a Ghostbusters PS3 demo.
There’s Trash Panic and Numblast too, and some PSP classics are promised.
Have a read.
Tue, May 12, 2009 | 17:50 BST
Atari has decided not to exhibit at E3 this year, although the company still plans to attend.
Speaking with Joystiq, an Atari representative told the site that a “proactive decision to attend but not exhibit at this year’s E3 event” was made so it could focus on “other selling and marketing initiatives” for Champions Online, Ghostbusters, and other unannounced titles.
While the publisher still feels E3 benefits the industry, its reasons for not attending will be announced in detail “sometime soon”.
Hit the link for the rest.
Thu, May 07, 2009 | 15:46 BST
Terminal Reality doesn’t want consumers to be confused over the constant publishing changes for Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
After changing hands three times within a year, VP Joe Kreiner says the team is frustrated and hoping the alterations do not sully customer expectations.
“It is not the ideal situation for a developer like Terminal Reality as we really enjoy a collaborative relationship when we work with publishers, so that has had to be rebooted every time the game changes hands,” Kriener told GI.biz.
“As a developer these distribution decisions are handled far above our level and is not been something that we would have a say in. We have just focused on keeping the teams attention on making the best game we possibly can.
“We do not want the consumer to be confused as that can hurt sales. Our hope is that this is a transparent change to the gamer and that the desire to play the next authentic chapter of Ghostbusters is a draw that overcomes any complications.
“All I can say from the Terminal Reality perspective is that the game is done on all platforms. We are really pleased with the final result and happy that it is ready for the fans on every platform whenever the decision is made to release it.
It was announced yesterday that Sony would publish the PlayStation versions of the game in Europe, thus pushing the Microsoft and Nintendo SKUs later into the year.
All platform versions in North America will still release on schedule via Atari.
Wed, May 06, 2009 | 17:11 BST
Atari president Jim Wilson has confirmed that Ghostbusters will release on multiplatforms in the US come June, and that Sony will only publish the PlayStation versions in PAL regions.
“The Sony Computer Entertainment partnership is exclusive to Europe, Atari is going to be publishing on all platforms in the US on June 16,” Wilson told GI.biz.
“We assessed the situation of the Ghostbusters franchise in Europe and saw that a united partnership with Sony was the best approach to maximise the long-term value of the franchise.
“We have an opportunity here to have first-party support behind such a significant franchise and the opportunity to then go back and publish the other SKUs later on.”
The release on other formats will not depend on how well the Sony versions sell, and that Atari would make “an announcement sometime soon on the status of those platforms but we would expect them to go out later this year.”
Sony revealed earlier today that it was to publish the PlayStation SKUs of the game in PAL regions in June.
Tue, May 05, 2009 | 17:31 BST
Atari has confirmed that there will not be a demo for Ghostbusters: The Video Game included in the Blu-ray edition of the movie.
“There will be no demo for Ghostbusters: The Video Game on the Blu-ray disc,” said the rep.
ShopTo has stated that it’s checking with suppliers to clarify the issue and will update the site accordingly when it finds out more.
More through the link.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 | 20:23 BST
The intro movie for Ghostbusters: The Video Game showed up on GameTrailers today.
If it’s any indication of how fun the game is going to be, we’re getting it day one.
Not much longer to go – it’s out June 16.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 18:52 BST
Target announced today a new reservation program beginning April 19, where for only one dollar you can pre-order games using a collectible reservation card.
Upon returning to the store within seven days of the game’s release, you will get back your collectible card along with a $5 gift card to use towards a future purchase.
“We’ve created a reservation guarantee that ensures guests will get their hands on popular games the day they are released, and a $5 GiftCard upon purchase adds even more value,” said Target VP Mark Schindele.
“We are constantly striving to make sure our guests find everything they need to work, live and play all in one convenient and simplified shopping experience.”
The program ushers in the release of Punch Out!, EA Sports Active, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, and UFC 2009 Undisputed.
Full press release below.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 | 20:13 BST
Atari has released a few new Ghostbusters screenshots, along with a dev diary from the game’s multiplayer developers.
Threewave, the firm handling co-op for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, was initially skeptical about working on the project because “movie licensed games are not something that Threewave, being a group of mostly hardcore shooter fans, usually get excited about.”
The team changed its tune after about a month.
Read on for the diary and hit up Shacknews for the shots.
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 | 22:16 BST
Dan Aykroyd has told Newsweek that he prefers how the characters look in the Wii version of Ghostbusters as the style resembles The Incredibles.
“Honestly, I love the way we look in the Wii platform, because it resembles the animation that was done in The Incredibles,” he said.
“Anybody who looks like an Incredible is automatically a superhero. And I was so pleased that they shaved off at least 60 pounds from my current bulk. The boys look good. We resemble the actors who were in the first movie. You wouldn’t want us out there looking as we do today.”
Aykroyd went on to discuss the differences between doing voiceovers for a movie and a videogame, as well as talking about the motion capture process.
It really is a good read, so hit the link for more.
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 | 17:41 BST
Sony is to include a making-of featurette of Ghostbusters: The Video Game in the Blu-ray edition of the movie, due to land in stores June 16.
Not surprising, since the game and the 25th Anniversary Edition of the movie are slated for release on the same day.
Should at least give you something extra to look at once you have watched the film, and possibly give you a greater appreciation for the game. Providing you liked it.
Fri, Apr 03, 2009 | 12:48 BST
Wed, Apr 01, 2009 | 23:28 BST
Fri, Mar 27, 2009 | 10:14 GMT
After the break. It’s direct-feed gameplay footage taken from the Spanish version of the forthcoming demo, apparently.
It looks great. This has been grabbed from PartnerNet, supposedly. Naughty rabbits.
The game’s out on June 19 for all formats.
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 | 14:18 GMT
Alyssa Milano appears in the movie after the break talking about her role in the Ghostbusters game. She’s reasonably hot.
Milano was cast as the title’s leading lady after Sigourney Weaver decided she didn’t want to be in it, then changed her mind a little too later: her character had already been written out.
Milano doesn’t mention this in the footage, although you know she’s openly mocking Weaver behind those hi-gloss lips.
It’s out for all platforms on June 19.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 | 22:44 GMT
Cutie Alyssa Milano will voice the leading lady in the upcoming Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
When Sigourney Weaver declined to be part of the project, her character was written out and replaced with a new one, Dr Ilyssa Slewyn.
Too bad for Weaver, who had a change of heart a bit too late — good for fans of Alyssa.
Game’s out for everything under the sun on June 16.
Thu, Mar 19, 2009 | 12:53 GMT
Atari’s told MTV that Terminal Reality’s upcoming Ghostbusters title is essentially a casual take on Gears of War.
“We’re trying to make this pretty mainstream as far as a third-person shooter goes,” said senior producer Garrett Moehring.
“Because that’s really what it is for the most part, it’s an action-shooter — Gears of War lite, in a way. But it’s not as complex.”
Moehring explained that sincere efforts have been made to increase the game’s pick-up-and-playability.
“Since we’ve gotten the game, we’ve made whatever strides we can to make it more accessible,” he added.
“Controllers, layout, and what the actual player felt like when they were moving the character around was one of the hallmarks of where our focus was.”
It’s out for every platform in the world on June 19.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 09:02 GMT
Ray Parker Jr has told Eurogamer that he’s currently working on getting the original Ghostbusters theme into Rock Band.
“We were just talking about that, we’re working on it now,” he said.
“I think they should have Ghostbusters in Rock Band.”
There’s no further detail, but Rock Band people and Ghostbusters people will no doubt be pumped. You could just play air guitar to Ghostbusters, obviously, but let’s pretend that’s not an option.