Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, the upcoming four versus one game from Friday the 13th and Predator: Hunting Grounds developer IllFonic, will be released on October 18.
Preorders are also now live for all versions of Spirits Unleashed – PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via the Epic Games Store. Illfonic has teased that further information is coming next week at Gamescom. Preordering digitally will grant players advance access to Slimer, a custom Particle Thrower and Proton Pack, and special clothing colourways.
“The reaction from fans of Ghostbusters has blown us away,” said Charles Brungardt, CEO of IllFonic. “Putting a date on and opening up preorders for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed feels like an out of body experience, and we cannot wait for everyone to feel the same sensation on Tuesday, October 18.”
Unlike previous IllFonic games where the goal is escaping, the human team in Spirits Unleashed wants to defeat and capture a player-controlled ghost while overcoming its shenanigans. The ghost can possess objects to hide in plain sight, fly and teleport between rifts, slow down the team with slime, and summon a number of minions.
Spirits Unleashed will be released with several maps including a museum, an abandoned prison, and more. Other iconic Ghostbusters locations including the Firehouse will also feature.
In our preview of Spirits Unleashed, IGN said: “Illfonic’s asymmetric multiplayer foray into Ghostbusters correctly understands that the essence of the original film is very, very silly.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.