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Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime Announced

The sequel to 2009's Ghostbusters: The Video Game is... a four-player downloadable game?

Terminal Reality's Ghostbusters: The Video Game is receiving a sequel, though its follow-up couldn't be less different from the original. USA Today has the scoop on Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, a four-player, top-down "adventure" game set to hit PSN, Xbox Live Arcade, and Windows PC in Spring 2011. The game will have you reprising the role of "the rookie" in an effort to "fend off a new supernatural threat."

The details given to USA Today are rather light. Boss battles, Ecto-3 driving, and proton packs have been confirmed, as well as online and local co-op. And it appears as if the original Ghostbusters cast won't be making an appearance in the game. At the very least, they won't be voicing their respective characters like they did in Ghostbusters: The Video Game. 
 


That's it. That's all we know. You can check out another screen of the game, said to be early in development, over at the USA Today blog. Anyone else getting a hack-and-slash or dungeon-crawl sort of vibe from Sanctum of Slime?
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Posted by BradNicholson
Terminal Reality's Ghostbusters: The Video Game is receiving a sequel, though its follow-up couldn't be less different from the original. USA Today has the scoop on Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, a four-player, top-down "adventure" game set to hit PSN, Xbox Live Arcade, and Windows PC in Spring 2011. The game will have you reprising the role of "the rookie" in an effort to "fend off a new supernatural threat."

The details given to USA Today are rather light. Boss battles, Ecto-3 driving, and proton packs have been confirmed, as well as online and local co-op. And it appears as if the original Ghostbusters cast won't be making an appearance in the game. At the very least, they won't be voicing their respective characters like they did in Ghostbusters: The Video Game. 
 


That's it. That's all we know. You can check out another screen of the game, said to be early in development, over at the USA Today blog. Anyone else getting a hack-and-slash or dungeon-crawl sort of vibe from Sanctum of Slime?
Posted by langdonx

javascript ftw

Edited by berghi

SECOND?

Posted by meandmoves

CLOSEST YET...OH WELL
Posted by berghi

perhaps a downloaded Ghostbusters game will fare better

Posted by HubrisRanger

The trend of second-tier developers turning their attention towards lower cost downloadable content rolls on.

Posted by Jost1

"couldn't be less different"? :)

Posted by GozerTC

Damn.  It's a Ghostbusters game, so you know I'll be buying it.  Though I have to wonder if it'll be worth the effort.  Fingers crossed.  
Posted by Milkman

 "couldn't be less different from the original."  
 
Um...what?   

Posted by mortal_sb

ghostbusters means i have to spend money. great. and GREAT!

Posted by Stange88

hope it will be good

Posted by Tgebbs

  Sanctum Of Slime... that sounds like a porno I watched last night.

Posted by Raidster

Meh...

Posted by buft

SOLD! i'm in

Posted by Hector

Looks awesome. 

Posted by LordAndrew
@BradNicholson said:
" though its follow-up couldn't be less different from the original. "
I don't know about that. Looks different to me.
 
Should have been a masocore 2D platformer though. We could use a few more of those.
Posted by HubrisRanger

Oh double negatives.

Posted by Nadafinga

Hard to call this a sequel....

Posted by mpgeist

Sounds similar to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which I really enjoyed after being skeptical. This could be fun.

Posted by scarace360

HELL YES!

Posted by WoozyB

 
Looks like a top-down Guantlet-type, but Ghostbusters themed.  Count me in!

Posted by Dekadin

Hopefully it isn't as much of a let down as the first one was.

Posted by PsychedelicET

This reminds me of that old Ghostbusters Arcade game that hardly anyone played.  I remember liking it a lot at the time, so this intrigues me a bit.

Posted by Dross

Looks like Burn Zombie Burn, but you know, Ghostbusters.

Posted by LHD

sounds pretty stupendous

Edited by heatDrive88

I didn't mind the last Ghostbusters game that badly, even if the voice work and scripting was rather terrible.
 
In fact I'd be more than happy if they even just cut away that voice-over work completely for this, just so I don't have to listen to a half-hearted Bill Murray drudge through his lines over a phone or something.

Posted by Jeffk38uk

Shame it isnt a full retail game like Terminal Reality's Ghostbusters as that was susprisingly decent, but this could be pretty good, plus it has co-op which seems a perfect fit really.

Posted by WalkerTR77
@josty81 said:
" "couldn't be less different"? :) "
@Milkman said:
"  "couldn't be less different from the original."   Um...what?    "
Was gonna say, should it not be - "couldn't be more different"?
Posted by familyphotoshoot

I've never understood the appeal of Ghostbusters as a video game.

Posted by ThrdDegreeBurns

Looks kinda cool, might be a fun little game.

Posted by DougCL

as long as this isnt a dual-stick Smash TV-esque game i am totally in.

Posted by JoelTGM

meh, playing as the ghost busters doesn't look fun.  I mean you've got these beams that you point at ghosts, and that's about it.  You'll never get a shotgun or grenades... 

Posted by Wrighteous86

For real, why don't they use that fat subscription money to pay someone to do these without all of the poor writing, late timing, and typos?  I know they're still probably on shaky ground, but surely they can find someone better or more consistent than Brad, right?  Like me, of course!

Posted by WinterSnowblind

I couldn't finish the recent videogame, despite being a big fan of Ghostbusters.  The gameplay was just so generic and uninspired.
This on the other hand looks like a lot of fun, and the top down perspective really worked for Tomb Raider.

Posted by LordAndrew
@Wrighteous86 said:
" For real, why don't they use that fat subscription money to pay someone to do these without all of the poor writing, late timing, and typos?  I know they're still probably on shaky ground, but surely they can find someone better or more consistent than Brad, right?  Like me, of course! "
It took two hours since Brad II initially posted the story before it was publicly published on the site. I don't know what happened during those two hours, but it apparently wasn't copyediting.
Posted by BDKMat

This appears to be the sort of game I would play.

Posted by JeffGoldblum
@familyphotoshoot said:
" I've never understood the appeal of Ghostbusters as a video game. "
After playing the first game, I'm right behind you.
Posted by MordeaniisChaos
@Nadafinga said:
" Hard to call this a sequel.... "
Posted by 0zymandias

Could be interesting.

Posted by MisterMouse

looks kind of like the tomb raider game... kind of

Posted by Hawkehaven

Could be kinda good

Posted by bonbolapti

Let's not call it a 'sequel' let's call it "next game for the franchise."

Posted by jonnyboy

Hopefully this will do for Ghostbusters what Guardian of Light did for Tomb Raider.

Posted by LiquidPrince

So is this actually considered a sequel?

Posted by Tordah

"Sanctum Of Slime" is an awesome title.

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Posted by p3lon_

I actually liked the recent Ghostbusters game that came out. This might be fun to play with some friends.

Posted by Worm

Sweet? :D

Posted by RJPelonia

This could be rad. This could be very rad.

Edited by Klopek

I loved the first one. If this turns out playable I'll certainly buy it in hope that a real sequel is made.
 
Edit: This isn't even developed by Terminal Reality.

Posted by blaakmawf

Wasn't there an arcade or retro Ghostbusters game that played like this?

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