Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is finally happening, appearing on all platforms later this year. The game has managed to build a cult following since its original release in 2009, leading to many fans of the franchise dubbing it the true Ghostbusters 3. It's hard to blame fans either since the script for Ghostbusters: The Video Game was penned by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Better yet, the four actors from the films returned to their roles in the game, meaning the aforementioned Aykroyd and Ramis were reunited with Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson.
The game received favorable reviews upon its release, cementing it as one of the strongest licensed games ever released. Ghostbusters: The Video Game has become something of a special game since, marking the last time Harold Ramis suited up in his ghostbusting garb (albeit in a digital capacity) prior to his death. This prompted many followers of the film series to rally behind a potential remaster of the game. As it turns out, the hopes and dreams for Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered are the furthest thing from busted.
Despite the initial announcement creating some confusion about the title being a PS4 exclusive, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is confirmed to be releasing across all platforms. That includes PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One releases for the game, which means that a wide range of Ghostbusters fans will be able to enjoy it this time around. The newly released trailer for the remaster does a great job at setting up what gamers can expect from the game if they aren't familiar with the original, complete with appearances from the original cast.
An official release date within the game's current 2019 launch window hasn't been provided by Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered's publisher Mad Dog Games or developer Saber Interactive. Still, the PC version is confirmed to be yet another Epic Games Store exclusive, which is sure to cause controversy of some sort amongst gamers. Similar fallout happened after it was announced that Borderlands 3 would be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC, and a remaster as significant as Ghostbusters: The Video Game should draw similar (and unnecessary) ire.
More details should phase into existence sooner rather than later. With the new Ghostbusters film aiming for a 2020 release, this game acts as a perfect vehicle to further promote the franchise. Hopefully the existing cast will appear in that film in some sort of significant role, but for now, the return of Aykroyd, Ramis, Murray, and Hudson through this game should help maintain that mantra that bustin' makes us feel good.