Update (Thu 18th Aug, 2022): It's been confirmed that Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed will release on Xbox on October 18th, 2022, with digital and physical pre-orders going live this week featuring some extra bonuses (thanks, Gematsu).
Here's what IllFonic CEO Charles Brungardt reportedly had to say in a press release:
“The reaction from fans of Ghostbusters has blown us away. Putting a date on and opening up preorders for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed feels like an out of body experience, and we cannot wait for everyone to feel the same sensation on Tuesday, October 18.”
Original story (Tue 22nd Mar, 2022): The developer behind the Friday the 13th and Predator: Hunting Grounds games has announced a brand-new Ghostbusters title called Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, and it's hitting Xbox consoles in Holiday 2022.
Like the aforementioned games, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed takes the form of a 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer title where four of you are the Ghostbusters, and one of you is the ghost. The game features character customisation tools, traditional and unique gear and weapons, voice acting from the likes of Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd, cross-platform play, the ability to utilise AI-controlled companions to fill teams, and much more.
The idea is that it's an all-ages game, rather than something more adult-focused like Friday the 13th.
Look out for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed on Xbox One, Series X and Series S later this year!
As a Ghostbuster, join with other Ghostbusters to chase and trap ghosts in museums, prisons, hotels, and more, and capture the ghosts before they can fully haunt the areas.
Or, as the Ghost, hide, sneak, surprise, scare, and of course, slime Ghostbusters and civilians until the everything has gone completely spooky. Use trickery, deception, and Ectoplasm to gain the upper hand and drive the Ghostbusters out.
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