Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Coming in March

Atari has announced that Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, the new top-down game (a la Lara Croft: Guardian of Light) in the franchise, will launch on March 23rd. Xbox Live and PlayStation Network gamers will be able to download the game that day for a yet-to-be-determined price.

Sanctum of Slime is a follow-up to the original Ghostbusters video game, which was a 3D shooter. An expensive game to produce, it featured a story by the films’ writers, the likenesses and voices of the original cast, and top-notch production values. Sanctum of Slime was far less costly to produce, with an entirely new perspective and a new team of ‘Busters who take over for the original crew. Just like the original, you’ll play as a rookie alongside your AI teammates (or with three buddies in the co-op mode).

The story finds New York City beset by “a disaster of ghoulish proportions,” with dozens of indoor and outdoor environments where you’ll take on waves of ghostly enemies. Check out the new trailer below that shows off some of these new environments. Weapons players will use this time include the standard Proton Pack as well as the Plasma Inductor and the Fermion Shock. You’ll also get to pilot a new version of the Ghostbuster’s signature ride, which this time is said to be an all-terrain vehicle.

Atari says it is committed to continuing the Ghostbusters franchise with more games to come, but whether they’ll be this sort of top-down game or an entirely different kind of experience. Sanctum of Slime has been created by developer Behavior Studios.

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