Ghostbusters game coming

Murray, Akroyd, Ramis in.

Vivendi Games has confirmed to Eurogamer that it is set to publish a new game based on hit eighties movie Ghostbusters.

As reported by Variety, all four of the movie's main cast members - Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis - have agreed to allow their likenesses to appear in the game and will supply voice-overs. Other cast members getting involved include William Atherton (Walter Peck) and Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz). What no Moranis?

Ramis and Akroyd are writing the storyline for the game. It will be set in the early '90s following the events of Ghostbusters II, and will see our heroes tackling a new invasion of spooks in New York City.

Terminal Reality is developing the game for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. PS2, Wii and DS versions are being done by Red Fly Studios. Vivendi told Eurogamer there's no connection with the footage of a Ghostbusters game from developer Zootfly which popped up back in January.

Ghostbusters is slated for an autumn 2008 release and further instalments are set to follow.

Vivendi is keeping quiet on further details for now, but more news should emerge towards the end of a week. In a statement the publisher said, "Sierra Entertainment/Vivendi Games is very excited to share more information regarding the upcoming Ghostbusters videogame once our exclusive stories reach full distribution on Friday, November 16th.

"Ghostbusters is one of the most recognised entertainment brands in the world and we are developing games that will authentically capture its humour, chills and timeless appeal."

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