Activision is cashing in on all the Ghostbusters hype with a brand new four-player cooperative game based on movie's universe. The upcoming game based on the movie will also come in a premium bundle pack for $65 for the PS4 and in select regions for the Xbox One.
According to Gamespot the Ghostbusters Ultimate Bundle for PS4 will be available in all regions where the new game is being sold. It comes with a digital copy of the standalone game, a DLC pack that contains classic Ghostbuster costumes and a bonus ghost-trap based on concept art from the original film. The premium pack is topped off with a special digital code for the Ghostbusters movie.
The code will be attached to a timed release of the film on digital marketplaces, so the date is to be determined when people will actually be able to get their hands on the digital copy of the movie. It'll likely activate when Sony is ready to transfer the film from the big screen to DVD and Blu-ray.
Xbox One owners will also be able to get their hands on the Ultimate Bundle edition of Ghostbusters, but only in select regions. They don't specifically say which regions, but I'm quite sure America and Europe will make the cut (or at least I think America and Europe will make the cut).
They also don't mention if the dashboard themes will also still make it into the bundle. It's rare to get Xbox One dashboard themes since users can customize the themes in anyway that they want.
According to Gamespot there's no mention of the game bundle pack coming to PC. It wouldn't be surprising if they decided to just cut their losses by not offering it. PC, unlike the home consoles, has a very pro-consumer user base. If a game is terrible or the content is terrible, it's extremely easy to find out about it using the Steam user reviews. The ratings and breakdowns usually give gamers a quick heads-up about whether or not a title is worth purchasing.
There is a bit of good news for PC gamers, though. If they pre-order the upcoming Ghostbusters title for $50 they will receive access to the classic DLC pack containing the costumes and the ghost trapper.
It would have seemed like adding in the code for the movie would have been a no-brainer on the PC side of things given that Valve has started to open up Steam to include more movies that are available to stream, download and even own.
As for this new game based on the reboot... it actually takes place just after the events of the film. According to the article, players take on the roles of four brand new recruits attempting to fulfill the role of being a Ghostbuster. I don't know if that speaks well of the film or not, because if you aren't playing as the characters from the film...what exactly happened to them?
Anyway, Activision will be releasing the new game on July 12 just ahead of the July 15 release for the movie. When the movie drops an iOS and Android version of Ghostbusters: Slime City will also be made available.