Now, statistically speaking, I realize that it is entirely possible that some of you may not have played Ghostbusters: The Video Game in some form or another. Perhaps you don’t have the money, are simply unsure, or perhaps you’re all alone and ain’t got no phone. I don’t know what the last one would have to do with it, but I had to fit the prerequisite song cliche’ in here somewhere.
But I digress; there is good news, and it’s not that we’re ready to believe you. It’s that an 800 MB demo for the game is now available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Gold members, and should be speeding along to this week’s PlayStation Network updates, if it’s not already there.
The description for the demo reads as follows:
Who Ya Gonna Call? The Ghostbusters are back for an all new adventure! The year is now 1991: Who haunts Library? What happened to the Grey Lady? Try this demo to get a taste of the new supernatural spectacular haunting Manhattan. Take the role of a new recruit joining the famous Ghostbusters team and be equipped with a variety of unique equipment and gadgets as you hunt, fight and wrangle a wide range of ghosts in an all-new battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.
So there you have it; if you don’t own the game already, then hit the poles and download the demo already!
And while that’s coming down the series of tubes, into your console of choice (provided it’s not a Wii), you can check out a MakingOf.com interview (via Topless Robot and /Film) with Mr. Harold Ramis, who helped write the movies and game, as well as played the part of Egon Spengler. Within, he talks about Ghostbusters movies past and present, and even a bit about Ghostbusters Go to Hell.
Funny how it seems to be Ramis conducting the vast majority of these interviews lately; you’d think Aykroyd might be in there somewhere.
On another note, can you imagine if they actually did make a movie called “Ghostbusters Go to Hell?” I mean, considering the kids and the merchandise and toys… to call it a risky venture, a real gambit, would be an understatement.