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After its bolt from the blue announcement last week, Atari and Sony have kicked promotion of the new Ghostbusters video game, Sanctum of Slime, into high gear, with their official press release, trailer, website, and Facebook page.

The trailer, below, is a nice watch, and I’m genuinely looking forward to being able to play this co-operatively with pals. It also shows four of the rookie characters you can play – without any of the original four Ghostbusters, players play as rookies. Information on the rookies is sparse, but there’s at least one female player option, as seen in the video. The press release however is also informative; besides confirming the 4-player multiplay of the game, it also puts the release officially at Spring 2011, barring disaster.

Big thanks to everyone that sent me the link to the trailer!

FIRE UP YOUR PROTON PACKS AS ATARI AND SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCE GHOSTBUSTERS™: SANCTUM OF SLIME

Blockbuster Franchise Makes Digital Debut on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC Download in Spring 2011

Los Angeles, CA — December 7, 2010 — With the city quaking in fear and no help in sight, who ya gonna call? Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, is once again answering the call for gamers everywhere by delivering the first ever Ghostbusters digital title, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. In conjunction with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will be available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and Windows PC Download at Atari.com, in Spring 2011.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is a four player, ghost-busting adventure that will take players on a brand new paranormal experience. Players will suit up with their proton packs and assume the role of a rookie hired by the Ghostbusters to save New York City from a disaster of ghoulish proportions.

The action-packed gameplay progresses as players complete jobs as fearless rookies who explore a series of haunted environments that must be cleared of any ectoplasmic threats. The gripping adventure rages on as players encounter gigantic bosses that require a concentrated effort to defeat using a medley of highly destructive weapons including the Proton Stream, Plasma Inductor, and the Fermion Shock. Rookie Ghostbusters will face the dangers of the eerie world alone or with a ghostbusting team of friends both locally or online through the game’s multiplayer capability.

“Following the success of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, we are committed to continuing the lore of the Ghostbusters franchise with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime,” says Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. “In Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, we are introducing an entirely new look and gameplay experience on digital platforms that will impress new and loyal Ghostbusters fans alike.”

“We are more than pleased to see Ghostbusters continue to thrive in the video game space with the upcoming release of Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime,” said Mark Caplan, Vice President Interactive, Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “Atari has been an incredible partner in helping us re-establish this beloved film franchise.”

Developed by Behavior Studios, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will be available in Spring 2011. For more information, please log onto www.atari.com or www.atari.com/gbsanctumofslime/

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