Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, a brand new, 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer game by IllFonic, the developers of Friday the 13th and Predator: Hunting Grounds, has released its first official trailer earlier today. The game will release in Q4 2022 for PC via the Epic Games Store, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.
As seen in the Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed trailer, players will take on the role of a new set of Ghostbusters wielding Proton Packs, Particle Throwers, Ghost Traps, and a PKE Meter in first-person. Their mission is to track, attack, and subdue ghosts causing mayhem as teams of four. Players will also be able to play as a variety of ghosts during a match and terrorize the city and surrounding areas while avoiding the Ghostbusters. Ghosts can do things such as possess objects in the environment, teleport across maps using rifts, and slime and stun the enemy Ghostbusters temporarily.
Players will be able to set up shop in the original Ghostbusters firehouse, where they can do things such as customize weapons and gear, with advice and guidance from Winston Zeddemore (voiced by Ernie Hudson) and Ray Stantz (voiced by Dan Aykroyd). They will give insight into the spectral world from Ray’s Occult Books.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Details:
“As a Ghostbuster, join with other Ghostbusters to chase and trap ghosts in museums, prisons, hotels, and more, and capture the ghosts before they can fully haunt the areas. Or, as the Ghost, hide, sneak, surprise, scare, and of course, slime Ghostbusters and civilians until everything has gone completely spooky. Use trickery, deception, and Ectoplasm to gain the upper hand and drive the Ghostbusters out”
The developers originally teased the game back in October of 2021 during a podcast, where they casually dropped that the gamer was apparently in development. Actor Ernie Hudson also teased it following the release of the latest film in the franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Now the Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed trailer has officially confirmed that the game is coming this year and more information is expected as we get closer to Q4 2022. However, no specific released date has been revealed at this time.