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Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 7:38 am
by Kingpin
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Following the success of 2016's Pokémon Go, and the growing influence of augmented reality, Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps have announced a partnership with 4:33 Creative Lab (and their partner, NextAge) to produce Ghostbusters World, a mobile game which will see players battle and (hopefully) capture a wide selection of ghosts from the live action, animated, comic, toy and videogame instalments of the Ghostbusters franchise (From the poster alone, there's the Sandman from The Real Ghostbusters, Tempus from Extreme Ghostbusters, potentially Ivo Shandor from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Bug-Eye from the Kenner toy line, and Gertrude Aldridge from Ghostbusters: Answer The Call).

The mobile game is planned for release later this year, and will be available for Android and iOS.

For a preview of what the final game may look like, check out the alpha footage below:


Re: Ghostbusters World app announced

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 7:39 am
by Kingpin
The game also has a teaser trailer:



A few points deducted for the rush job on that Proton Pack.

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 9:23 am
by TimsGhost
There was a phone augmented reality game just like this a few years ago. It didn't get all this attention. And that was before pokemon go. My brother even messaged me yesterday and said "What is the difference between this new Ghostbusters game and that one you were playing 5 years ago?" I said "ummm, better looking graphics and advertising?"

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 9:31 am
by groschopf
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Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 10:57 am
by deadderek
There was a phone augmented reality game just like this a few years ago. It didn't get all this attention. And that was before pokemon go. My brother even messaged me yesterday and said "What is the difference between this new Ghostbusters game and that one you were playing 5 years ago?" I said "ummm, better looking graphics and advertising?"
I'm just as excited as everyone but I couldn't help but compare and think back to Paranormal Blast.

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Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 6:06 pm
by Sav C
Paranormal Blast was great! The only thing is that I never went to the locations on the map, I just played it at home, haha. Probably for the best, as it probably would've turned some heads if I tried to play it in public. The new game looks cool too.

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 7:47 pm
by RichardLess
Good to see Sony using the original equipment from the original films.

Now this looks cool! Man if only there was a way for me to plug in my Matty collector proton gun to my iPhone and somehow use it to bust ghosts? I'd be in heaven.

At least Sony and Ghost Corp are keeping the brand alive. So far everything they've released has been...not good(looking at you Ghostbusters VR) but they may finally have something here. Albeit it took them long enough. Pokemon Go peaked in what? 2016?


Now maybe one day Sony will finally release Extreme Ghostbusters on DVD. Or iTunes. Or the PS Store. Or Netflix. Or Amazon. Or YouTube. Somewhere other than Hulu which my Canadian self cannot access!

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 9:07 pm
by Noremon
It's depressing that it seems it will only support a limited number of new devices though. My Samsung Galaxy S5 will be too old, but fine for "Pokémon Go" :-(

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 9:44 pm
by 80sguy
So, basically Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast 2.0. I haven't played PokemonGo much, but I hope they put more stuff in the game than simply "walk to where the ghost is and blast it". It'd be cool if they had some kind game with a PKE meter, would certainly simulate being a Ghostbusters more by having to look for it's reading.

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 24th, 2018, 10:54 pm
by timeware
I play Pokémon Go when i'm out and about. Few things I want to see happen with this:

When you catch a Ghost the phone buzzes, vibrates and shakes like the Matty trap.

Don't be pricks with the speed limit. I start walking fast, jogging, or running the game asks me if I'm a passenger and prevents me from getting poke stops. Fine print should be enough. If people are going to be dumb asses and play while driving that's not the companies fault. It's called common freaking sense.

A Tobins spirit guide in place of the Pokedex.

Catching ghosts to upgrade other ghosts. Using a slime system to research upgrades to your equipment.

I would also like to see a better Avatar system then Pokemon GO. Maybe they'll have you snap your picture and drop whatever GB uniform you want on it. I'd love to see uniforms from 1, II, ATC, Extreme and Real Ghostbusters.

Excusive rewards for movie locations if you are in the New York area or maybe the game creators can create new ghosts based on local lore near your location. That would be fun!

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 25th, 2018, 10:27 am
by Kingpin
It's depressing that it seems it will only support a limited number of new devices though.(
Those may just be the first ones they can officially confirm, or they may have expansion plans if the app/game proves popular.

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 26th, 2018, 5:37 pm
by Sav C
I haven't played PokemonGo much, but I hope they put more stuff in the game than simply "walk to where the ghost is and blast it". It'd be cool if they had some kind game with a PKE meter, would certainly simulate being a Ghostbusters more by having to look for it's reading.
That's a cool idea. Being able to track a ghost with a PKE meter would be a lot of fun. I actually used to have a "ghost tracker" on my iPad. It looked like a radar circle; when you got up close to a ghost a dot would appear on the radar. It would also try and make out what the ghost was saying using its built in EPK, translating what the ghost was saying into text, which would result in a string of letters such as "sssssssjijgggdde postoffice gfminyejskgn golfball mfnhosngoabgd mittens". It was pretty silly but fun none the less. I think I had a few of those meters actually, one of which was an EMF meter that actually worked (if you held it to a speaker it would spike like crazy). Coincidentally the EMF meter never detected a ghost...

If this new Ghostbusters came is like Pokemon Go, I hope it warns you when you're about to walk into something, because I'm the type who walks into stuff even when I'm not distracted... I am a klutz.

I remember in Paranormal Blast you could also bust Stay Puft which was fun. Hopefully the Scoleri Brothers are in the new game. One of the clear advantages so far of Ghostbusters World over Paranormal blast is that in World, the trap is superimposed on the ground below the ghost, whereas in Blast it was always in the same position on the bottom of the screen.

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:February 26th, 2018, 6:33 pm
by timeware
A tracker would be fun. (Don't run into traffic just for the ghost.) and a nod to the NES game could be the addition of Ghost Food to draw spirits to your location.

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:March 15th, 2018, 1:51 pm
by Kingpin
A new trailer has been posted:


Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:March 16th, 2018, 9:15 am
by timeware
So two generic avatar's like Pokemon go? i was crossing my fingers they would offer a little more with a character creator.

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:March 16th, 2018, 1:08 pm
by Kingpin
There may be further options in the final package, but we have to remember this is something designed to work on a cell phone, not a Playstation or Xbox.

Re: Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed

PostPosted:March 19th, 2018, 4:59 pm
by mrmichaelt
It was shown during Google's keynote at the Game Developers Conference 2018. Will be a new gameplay video on display at the Google booth on the expo floor March 21-23.
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ ... red-Google

The new (pre-alpha) video I think.