Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime Announced

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
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?
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
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?
#2 Posted by langdonx (105 posts) -

javascript ftw

#3 Edited by berghi (21 posts) -

SECOND?

#4 Posted by meandmoves (19 posts) -

CLOSEST YET...OH WELL
#5 Posted by berghi (21 posts) -

perhaps a downloaded Ghostbusters game will fare better

#6 Posted by HubrisRanger (470 posts) -

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

#7 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

"couldn't be less different"? :)

#8 Posted by GozerTC (452 posts) -

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.  
#9 Posted by Milkman (16233 posts) -

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

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#10 Posted by mortal_sb (500 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by Stange88 (69 posts) -

hope it will be good

#12 Posted by Tgebbs (35 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by Raidster (6 posts) -

Meh...

#14 Posted by buft (3298 posts) -

SOLD! i'm in

#15 Posted by Hector (3346 posts) -

Looks awesome. 

#16 Posted by LordAndrew (14001 posts) -
@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.
#17 Posted by HubrisRanger (470 posts) -

Oh double negatives.

#18 Posted by Nadafinga (953 posts) -

Hard to call this a sequel....

#19 Posted by mpgeist (579 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

HELL YES!

#21 Posted by WoozyB (18 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by Dekadin (9 posts) -

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

#23 Posted by PsychedelicET (103 posts) -

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.

#24 Posted by Dross (287 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by LHD (1 posts) -

sounds pretty stupendous

#26 Edited by heatDrive88 (2181 posts) -

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.

#27 Posted by Jeffk38uk (711 posts) -

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.

#28 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1348 posts) -
@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"?
#29 Posted by familyphotoshoot (651 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by ThrdDegreeBurns (17 posts) -

Looks kinda cool, might be a fun little game.

#31 Posted by DougCL (205 posts) -

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

#32 Posted by JoelTGM (5592 posts) -

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... 

#33 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3642 posts) -

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!

#34 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

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.

#35 Posted by LordAndrew (14001 posts) -
@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.
#36 Posted by BDKMat (12 posts) -

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

#37 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3660 posts) -
@familyphotoshoot said:
" I've never understood the appeal of Ghostbusters as a video game. "
After playing the first game, I'm right behind you.
#38 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -
@Nadafinga said:
" Hard to call this a sequel.... "
#39 Posted by 0zymandias (19 posts) -

Could be interesting.

#40 Posted by MisterMouse (3531 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by Hawkehaven (4 posts) -

Could be kinda good

#42 Posted by bonbolapti (1590 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

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

#44 Posted by LiquidPrince (15632 posts) -

So is this actually considered a sequel?

#45 Posted by Tordah (2461 posts) -

"Sanctum Of Slime" is an awesome title.

#46 Posted by p3lon_ (27 posts) -

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

#47 Posted by Worm (83 posts) -

Sweet? :D

#48 Posted by RJPelonia (844 posts) -

This could be rad. This could be very rad.

#49 Edited by Klopek (9 posts) -

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.

#50 Posted by blaakmawf (542 posts) -

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

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