Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed will officially launch on PC and consoles later this year with a release date set for October 18, 2022. Pre-orders for the upcoming multiplayer title will go live today for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via the Epic Games Store).
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There’s no word on whether there will be a Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed beta, though developer Illfonic has confirmed that pre-order bonuses will include quick access to Slimer as a playable character, as well as the “custom Particle Thrower & Proton Pack” and bonus outfit colours.
In case you missed the original announcement, this latest Ghostbusters video game is an asymmetric 4 vs. 1 affair that pits a squad a hunters against a ghoulish creature who must try and thwart them. It’s the latest game from Illfonic, a studio that has past experience in this subgenre, having brought other 80s horror icons to life in Friday the 13th: The Game and Predator: Hunting Grounds.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Overview
Form a team with up to three other Ghostbusters to track down Ghosts haunting a number of locales. Sniff out paranormal activity with the P.K.E. Meter and charge it to unleash a short-range pulse disabling Ghost movement. Unveil hidden rifts acting as the Ghost’s spawn points and teleportation portals, and destroy them. Use the powerful Particle Throwers to capture the Ghost, deploy a trap, and wrangle them into it before they escape!
Meanwhile, the Ghost works alone, roaming around stages like the Museum, an abandoned Prison, and other spooky locations, including a new one to be revealed at Gamescom. Frighten civilians to scare them away. Possess objects to raise the overall Global Haunt percentage, to regain ghost power, or just cause mass hysteria. Use slime to temporarily stun Ghostbusters. Move the rifts to keep them guessing, summon minions to make an escape, and show the Ghostbusters they should be afraid of this Ghost!
Explore the Firehouse, a familiar home base filled with new and recognizable characters alike, before departing on a mission with any combo of friends, random matchmaking, and/or AI bots online or offline in solo mode. Personalize your Ghostbuster’s equipment at the workbench and test out the changes with some target practice in the neighboring alley. Visit Ray’s Occult Books to enter the spectral realm and customize the Ghost’s loadout, skin, and various otherworldly options.
If you can’t wait until October, 2022 has already given us a new 4 vs. 1 multiplayer horror experience in the form of Evil Dead: The Game.
Source: Press Release
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