I really didn’t think there was anything good coming out this week, I was wrong. Some titles to look out for are: 28 Days Later #2, Marvel Zombies Return #3, and the new Ghostbusters comic: Displaced Aggression. Full list after the break. READ MORE
When I first heard about doing the Multiplayer for the new Ghostbusters game, I was excited but very cautious as well. Movie licensed games are not something that Threewave, being a group of mostly hardcore shooter fans, usually get excited about. We were proven wrong.
If you don’t know, Threewave Software has made great shooter content for a long time. Threewave developed the original Threewave Capture the Flag (“CTF”) mod for Quake, and followed it up with work on top brands as Quake III, Doom 3, Jedi Academy, Soldier of Fortune, Turok, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Army of Two.
(Head past the break for the rest of the dev diary, new screens from Wii, Ds, and the next Gen systems, and the new video.) READ MORE
What really gets me pumped for the new Ghostbusters video game is knowing Dan Aykroyd himself is so into making sure it doesn’t get screwed up. “See, to me this is the third movie. That’s why I was so excited and passionate about getting it done.” Aykroyd said.
Make sure you check out the full story on UGO as Aykroyd talks even more about the game, and his new Crystal Skull Vodka, and he says one of the greatest things ever “When we begin to get into distribution…we can promote the vodka to the game,” said Aykroyd with a smile. “I don’t know if you can give away alcohol. In some states you can. But you know, like at a retailer. Like Best Buy. I can send a case to the CEO of Best Buy to make sure we have the game in stock…somewhere we’ll figure out a way where people can play the game and drink vodka. There’s no law against drinking and playing videogames.”READ MORE
Since Ghostbusters Wii follows the storyline written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, a specific stockpile of gadgets and devices are required to match the dialog and story elements. The default Ghostbusters gear (proton pack, trap and PKE meter) were a no-brainer, but some of the newer, cool gadgets developed by Terminal Reality and Dan Aykroyd for the Xbox360/PS3 version weren’t specifically tailored for the Wii. Therefore, we decided to focus on the Wii’s one-of-a-kind controller that offers more natural-feeling control options not only through a few simple, well-placed motion-based gestures but also by aiming directly into the game with an on-screen targeting reticule. READ MORE
Now, and to be completely candid about this, as a game developer Terminal Reality had something to prove. At that time our most recent titles, Aeon Flux and Spy Hunter, each featured some great elements but neither of them exactly set the world on fire.
We had recently undergone extensive management changes and company reorganization. We firmly decided that we no longer want to be known as a developer that ships decent games on time, but instead one that focuses solely on top-quality entertainment. This had been the central message of our ‘reboot’ publisher tour in LA. READ MORE
Check out this developer diary from Jeff Mills, the Director Of Production at Red Fly Studios, who are working on the Wii version of The Ghostbusters Video Game. Watch out for the Ghostbusters game being released on PS2 and 3, Xbox 360, PC, Nintendo Ds, and Wii June 19th.
“Stars Align (again)
At GDC in March 2007, Red Fly Studio had only been in business for about three months. Studio founders Dan Borth and Kris Taylor knew that we had to start immediately preparing for the future beyond our first title (Mushroom Men). We set out for the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco where we met with the top brass of half a dozen of the biggest game publishers in the industry.
The one publisher who seemed surprisingly uninterested in our demo was Vivendi Universal Games. They sat impatiently through our presentation, and as soon as the standard demo spiel was done, they drew us away from the screen and quickly got to the point. They had a job, and they wanted Red Fly Studio specifically to do it. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
IDW is releasing all four issues of Ghostbusters: The Other Side in a trade paperback this May. The story is your typical zany ghostbuster fare, fighting mafia ghosts and being trapped in purgatory. I really like the look of the comic and am sad I never checked it out, I hope to get it in May. Did you read the comic? More info after the break… READ MORE
Ghostbusters for the Nintendo Ds was obviously going to be a bit different than the console versions, but as you can see from the screens beyond the break, looks like the Wii version will be also. It has a more cartoony look to it. I think it should be really fun wrangling up ghosts with the Wiimote.
Look out for the new Ghostbusters game this June on every system ever made ever.*
*Every system ever made ever does not include systems that no longer have games being made for them. And Macs. READ MORE
I would have posted this sooner, but I’ve been sick as death in bed the past couple days and right now I’m sweating balls and dying. Anywho, back to the good stuff. For those who don’t already know, Atari picked up The Ghostbusters Video Game! And somebody had to go and post the trailer in the blogs section, that son of a B. HOWEVER, I’ve got the amazingly sweet trailer that will bring tears to your eyes. The trailer is OURS not from somewhere else.
Other reasons to be excited? The games story was written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd. The game has all 4 of your favorite Ghostbusters back together for the first time in 20 years. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson do the voices for their characters just like you remember them from the movies. The video game is set two years after Ghostbusters II, and Manhattan is once again overrun with ghosts. Read on for some screen shots and game info. READ MORE
Said to be working with Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and development studio Terminal Reality, Atari will be bringing this game to life and onto your favorite video game systems in 2009, which is the 25th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters movie release.
Here is the part where you get real real excited, if you already haven’t heard this: “the game was written by original Ghostbusters writers Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd and brings members of the original cast for the first time in 20 years. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson lend their voices and in-game likenesses to the original story set two years after Ghostbusters II, with Manhattan once again overrun by ghosts and supernatural forces. The game also features performances from fan favorites such as William Atherton (Walter Peck), Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz) and Brian Doyle-Murray (portraying Mayor Jock Mulligan).
The original Ghostbusters movie was released in 1984 and was one of Columbia Pictures most highest grossing films, and also, a sequel in 1989 was released and both movies together grossed over 500 million dollars worldwide.
I can not express in words or text how f*cking happy and excited I am that a 3rd movie was announced and a video game both starring all original members of the 1st 2 amazing movies, and the video game looks incredible, and I can only assume the movie will be as well. Tears everyone, tears. READ MORE
Posted on Kotaku, straight from the mouth of Dan Aykroyd on a radio station in Dallas, the Ghostbusters video game has been picked up by Atari, and is looking to be released about a year from now. Brutal, and awesome. You might be mad, as am I, but lets just hope this extra time will be used to perfect the game. READ MORE
Ghostbusters The Video Game, a.k.a. Ghostbusters 3, is going to be coming out October 15th of this year. It’ll will be coming out for every system and the computer, not the handhelds. The game is going to have the voices of every original Ghostbuster, which is incredible. Enough if my lame blabbing, go watch this trailer! READ MORE
The amazing official site for the new Ghostbusters video game is up. Check it out HERE. For those of you who don’t already know, the Ghostbusters video game will be considered the 3rd movie. Written by Dan Ackroyd. How amazing is that?? READ MORE