Ghostbusters: The Video Game’ Busts Into North American Retailers

June 16, 2009

GET OUT YOUR PROTON PACK AND
PREPARE TO BE SLIMED AS ‘GHOSTBUSTERS: THE VIDEO GAME’ BUSTS INTO NORTH AMERICAN
RETAILERS

-WRITTEN BY DAN AYKROYD AND
HAROLD RAMIS, THIS ALL-NEW ADVENTURE INSPIRED BY BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE PHENOMENON IS
PART OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF ORIGINALGHOSTBUSTERS FILM –

Atari, one of the world’s most
recognized video game publishers, today announced that the highly anticipated,
summer blockbuster title, Ghostbusters®: The Video Game is now available at
retailers across North America.

Working closely with Sony Pictures
Consumer Products and acclaimed development studios Terminal Reality and RedFly,
Atari brings this completely all-new chapter of the blockbuster Ghostbusters
saga to advanced gaming platforms coinciding with the 25th Anniversary
celebration of the film’s original theatrical release. Ghostbusters: The Video
Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise, is penned by original
Ghostbusters writers and stars Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd and reunites many of
the original cast members. In addition, the game also launches today along with
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s worldwide debut of the original motional
picture on Blu-ray Disc™.

Featuring the unique blend of humor
and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation, this new
chapter of the blockbuster franchise is available at retailers across North
America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft
($59.99), Windows PC ($29.99), PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system
($59.99), PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system ($19.99), Wii™ ($39.99)
and Nintendo DS™ ($29.99).

In addition to Aykroyd and Ramis,
original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson, and new love interest,
Alyssa Milano, lend their voices and in-game likenesses to the original story
set two years after Ghostbusters 2, with Manhattan once again overrun by ghosts
and supernatural forces. The player joins up as a new recruit with the original
team, testing a variety of unique equipment and gadgets, to track, wrangle and
trap a wide range of awe-inspiring phantasms in an all-new, funny and
frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2
combined to gross over $500 million world-wide at the box office. The films
spawned some of the most memorable comedic catch-phrases and scenes in motion
picture history. To further celebrate the film’s 25th Anniversary milestone this
year, Sony Pictures Consumer Products has licensed the property for several new
commemorative products including: toys, t-shirts, comic books, prop replicas,
and a theme park attraction. In addition, the original Ghostbusters car (Ecto-1)
has been fully restored with plans for special promotional appearances
throughout the US and additional replicas touring across Europe. The Blu-ray
Disc release of Ghostbusters will see unsurpassed picture and audio quality and
advanced new bonus features including Slimer Mode, a picture-in-picture
graphical viewing experience, a featurette on the refurbishing of Ecto-1, and
more.