Illfonic, developers of Friday the 13th and Predator Hunting Grounds, has announced their latest project Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, another asymmetrical multiplayer endeavor for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC in Q4 2022.
In this 4v1 asymmetrical game similar to their previous games, players can take control of the Ghostbusters, whose mission is to find and capture the ghosts in their traps. For the first time, players can also take control of the ghost, as they teleport and fly around to win against the opposing team.
The game is said to support offline solo play along with cross-platform multiplayer for a healthy community of Ghostbusters (and ghosts) when it launches.
Here’s the official overview of the game:
Put on a Proton Pack, grab a Ghost Trap, and monitor the trusty PKE Meter as a Ghostbuster in a team of four brave souls pursuing ghastly ghosts terrorizing public locations. Work together to find the Ghost, blast them with streams from the Particle Thrower to tether the slimy foe in place, and shut the trap at the perfect moment! Keep citizens calm and corral the Ghost before the environment gets too haunted.
Play as a Ghost, scaring unsuspecting citizens at various locations. You ain’t afraid of no Ghostbuster, thanks to the ability to fly and teleport between rifts. Possess objects lying around each room to sneak by roaming Ghostbusters and frighten passersby. If that doesn’t work, sliming and summoning ghoulish minions will. Haunt each map to completion as one of multiple Ghosts with different abilities.
Prepare for each match in the iconic Firehouse by customizing your Ghostbuster or Ghost, upgrading equipment and abilities, and getting some target practice in using the Particle Thrower as well as its different modifications. Talk with Winston Zeddemore, voiced by Ernie Hudson, and get missions before going out into the field. Meet some new and old friends like Dan Aykroyd’s Ray Stantz, ready to hand down some busting wisdom at Ray’s Occult Books.
Who you gonna call when you wanna bust some ghosts? Thanks to cross-platform multiplayer, anyone on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, and/or Xbox Series X|S or One can come together to cross the streams or spew slime. AI companions can help fill games, or enable solo Ghostbusters or a solo Ghost to play offline.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC in Q4 2022.