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In Ghostbusters World, you become a Ghostbuster

Sony announced a new mobile AR game to come in 2018: Ghostbusters World. Think of it like Pokemon GO, but set in the Ghostbusters universe!

Published onFebruary 25, 2018

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  • Sony will release a new mobile AR game called Ghostbusters World in 2018.
  • Based on the hit film series, the game will enable you to search out and trap ghosts in an AR environment.
  • No specific release date is known, but a preview demo of the game will be available at Mobile World Congress.

Anyone who grew up in the 80’s can attest to wanting to do two things in life: use a lightsaber and be a Ghostbuster. Luckily, we were all given the ability to wield a lightsaber a while ago, and now our other dream is going to come true.

Sony will release Ghostbusters World this year, an augmented reality game in which you are a Ghostbuster. Think of it like Pokémon GO, but set in the Ghostbusters universe: you are a Ghostbuster complete with proton pack, and you are traveling around trapping ghosts. Check out this GIF of the gameplay:

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Sony Pictures Entertainment owns the rights to the Ghostbusters franchise, and the game was made in collaboration with Ghost Corps, Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman’s company which oversees Ghostbusters tie-ins, and 4:33, the game publishing company.

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Since the game is 100% official, you can not only expect to see characters and ghosts from the two original films, but also from the recent reboot, cartoons, comic books, video games, and theme parks. The game will also feature new characters and ghosts.

Ivan Reitman, the director of the original two films, said, “The Ghostbusters Universe is rich in characters and Ghostbusters World is the perfect medium to get to know these characters in a whole new dimension.”

Sony didn’t give a specific release date for the game but promised it will arrive on Android and iOS devices sometime this year. A demo of the game will be playable at Mobile World Congress 2018, which officially starts on Monday. Hopefully, we will get a chance to try it out!

In the meantime, you can check out the video trailer for the game right here: