Atari and Sony have announced a downloadable sequel to last year’s Ghostbusters: The Videogame. Assault Heroes developer Wanako Studios will be helming the game. USA Today reports that Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is set for release in spring of next year, but rather than a full-fledged follow-up, it’ll be a downloadable title released through Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network, and PC. The game will be a four-player cooperative shooter filled with gigantic bosses, and the chance to drive the Ghostbusters’ rickety vehicle, the Ecto-3.
The game is a sequel to the 2009 hit and story-wise will follow “the rookie.” Unfortunately the voice talents of Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis won’t be featured in the game, but their likenesses will. From the two screenshots we’ve seen, the game looks a little like the underrated Sega Dreamcast shooter, Cannon Spike, or the download-only Tomb Raider game, Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light. Whatever it turns out like, Sanctum Of Slime can’t be any worse than the dreadful Ghostbusters tie-in released for 8-bit computers back in 1984 – now that really was haunting.
Developer Wanako promises gigantic boss fights that will require teamwork and a full array of ghost-busting arsenal including proton streams, plasma inductors and the fermion shock. Sanctum of Slime is set for a spring 2011 release and will be available for download on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Games for Windows. Pricing wasn’t revealed.