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Heat 'em up!

Anyone who whoops with delight when Ghostbusters is repeated at Christmas will be jumping for joy that the brand new game featuring Ray, Egon, Pete and Winstone is coming out for XBox 360 and PS3 this June. What should make them even happier is that it might actually be very good as well.

The game has recently been playtested and had some very encouraging previews, including one from the Guardian, and it looks like it could not only be a film licensed game that isn't steaming turd, but could be one of the games of the year.

All of the main cast are involved bar Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis, and the game has the license for all the music used in both films, so if nothing else it should sound great. The visuals are excellent too, as is the plot conceit; it begins just after the end of the second film and they have been franchised, so they are bases all over the place. You start as a rookie 'buster who gets to test out all of Egon's new experimental kit. This means you get new weapons like the slimer gun, which sticks things together with disgusting goo, as well as the classic proton pack. Cool eh?

Let's just hope that it lives up to hype that we are inadvertently adding to.

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