New Ghostbusters Game is Download-Only

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is the name of the next entry in the Ghostbusters video game franchise. Ghostbusters: The Video Game (man, I still need to play that one sometime…) was enough of a hit that Atari and Sony are planning a pseudo-sequel.

It’s not a traditional sequel, because where the first game was an off-the-shelf third-person adventure, Sanctum of Slime takes a top-down view (similar to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light), and it’s not selling in stores. Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Atari.com will be selling the game for consoles and PC.

As developed by creative studio Behavior Studios, this new game finds you taking on the role once again of the “rookie” Ghostbuster that debuted in the first game, and fighting a major new paranormal threat to New York City. The downside: the original four Ghostbusters will not be part of this (or presumably, any future) game. Instead, Sanctum of Slime offers players the chance to team up with local or online co-op for up to four players. Atari also promises big boss battles and even a new Ghostbusters SUV/jeep for players to drive.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime drops in Spring 2011. Check out the first screenshots for the game below.

What do you think? Are you interested in playing a Ghostbusters game without the original four main characters?

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