Just a few days ago it was announced Alyssa Milano would be the new love interest (Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn) for Dr. Venkman in the upcoming Ghostbusters game, recently acquired by Atari.
Check out Alyssa Milano talking about the game HERE!
A little info behind Ilyssa:
Dr. Selwyn is an expert in Sumerian and pre-Sumerian cultures, and, along with the Reschler Group, is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Gozerian mythology. She is currently in New York City serving as supervisor and guest curator for the highly anticipated ‘World of Gozer’ exhibition opening Thanksgiving weekend 1991 at the Natural History Museum. Gozerian mythology has attracted a wide popular following since the still-unexplained events and attacks that occurred in the city in 1984. Ilyssa is working late at the museum the night before the opening when a potentially cataclysmic force is unleashed and summons an ancient enemy back to the city. Strange events continue to erupt around her: what secret does she know? It’s up to the Ghostbusters to help Ilyssa find the key and stop the forces of evil that threaten the world. That’s if they can keep Peter Venkman from hitting on her every three minutes.
Here is a little history behind Ilyssa:
Born to unknown parents Nov 15, 1961, Ilyssa was adopted by Jeremiah and Fabienne Selwyn, anthropologists associated with the prestigious Chicago Institute for Ancient Eastern Studies. Ilyssa spent much of her childhood accompanying her adopted parents to archaeological sites throughout Asia and Europe, and on lecture circuit tours around the world.
She attended the exclusive Selsemme Academy in Kuwait until age fifteen, when her parents were killed in a cave-in. Her academic achievements allowed her to enter the University of Illinois early, and generous scholarships awarded by Trompe Corporation, the Shandor Foundation, and the Chicago Institute funded her education.
Ilyssa earned her first Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University, and her second from University of California, Berkeley in Applied Archaeological Sciences. Like her childhood, she’s spent much of her career on digs and giving lectures. The three academic journals she published went largely unread until the Gozerian craze swept New York City in the early 90’s.
Ghostbusters is coming out June 19th coinciding with the Ghostbusters 25 year anniversary. It is being released on The Nintendo Ds, Wii, PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and the Playstation 2. The game is being written by original Ghostbusters writers Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and has all 4 of the original Ghostbusters back together.
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