Last year’s Ghostbusters: The Videogame, despite its insultingly generic name, was a solid action adventure title that is generally considered one of the more faithful and well-crafted licensed games out there. Knowing that fans of the franchise and game would be begging for more though, Atari and developer Wanako have announced that a full-fledged sequel, scheduled for Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and PC, is in the works. From the looks of a couple screenshots released via USA Today, the sequel, dubbed Sanctum of Slime, appears to be a top-down shooter for up to four people. Players can join up locally or online to blast away at the supernatural ghouls and ghosts and it is said that Sanctum will heavily emphasize the concept of teamwork in order to make it to the end. Sounds pretty standard for this type of game, however that’s in no way a bad thing.
While the only character confirmed thus far is “Rookie” from the previous title, none of the star actors we all commonly associate with the Ghostbusters’s name will be reprising their roles. Way to drop the ball, Atari. Way to drop the ball.
Nonetheless, this downloadable title, from the looks of it, could be a worthy sequel to last year’s surprising hit. And while there has been no word on a price just yet, one can only expect something around the $15-20 range. Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is set for a Spring 2011 release, so be on the lookout for it within the coming months.