Ghostbusters: The Video Game Is Reportedly Getting Remastered

The leak comes from a Taiwanese ratings board.
We could get to see a remastered edition of Ghostbusters: The Video Game very soon.
We could get to see a remastered edition of Ghostbusters: The Video Game very soon. Terminal Reality

There are very few actual licensed video games out there worth playing. Without mentioning Batman and the Arkham series, which is a standalone story, or the Middle-Earth series, which is a non-canon what-if scenario, there’s not much in the way of video games that were adapted straight from their movie counterparts. One of the ones worth playing, however, is rumored to be getting a remaster, which is amazing if true.

In a piece first broken by Eurogamer, it would appear that Terminal Reality’s 2009 title, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, is set to get a much-needed remaster treatment, all according to a Taiwanese ratings board listing. The original listing was first discussed on Resetera, and the only other information gleaned is that it’s being prepped for release on the Xbox One at some point, and it will be developed by Mad Dog Games, whose recent titles include NBA Playgrounds, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and the recent World War Z.

For those unfamiliar, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a fully licensed video game of the Ghostbuster films that’s actually really good. It initially released for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii, DS, Windows PCs, and Playstation Portable back in 2009. It’s an action adventure title that lets you play as the Rookie, an original character set within the actual Ghostbusters universe.

Most fans of the series consider Ghostbusters: The Video Game to be the canonical third entry into the Ghostbusters series, mostly due to the fact that all of the original Ghostbusters are there to reprise their roles. Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson all voice their characters and have their likenesses in the game, making it instantly better than most licensed video games released. The story is also a new one, set two years after the events of Ghostbusters II in which your character, the Rookie, joins the Ghostbusters on an all-new mission.

This is all without official confirmation, so fans of the series should hold their breath in anticipation first to see if this actually has any bearing. It would make sense, though, given that there’s an actual Ghostbusters 3 currently in development for cinemas next summer, and good old video game nostalgia is a good way to sell tickets. Not to mention the fact that it might be a good time to actually remaster the game, seeing as it is now a decade old and is still remembered quite fondly.

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