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Atari Confirmed As New Ghostbusters Publisher

The Phil Harrison-headed Atari has officially confirmed that it will publish Ghostbusters: The Video Game, after Activision Blizzard dropped the title following its merger. The title will be released next year, to coincide with the movie’s 25th ann
The Phil Harrison-headed Atari has officially confirmed that it will publish Terminal Reality’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game, after Activision Blizzard refused to pick up the title following its merger with Vivendi Games. Along with The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand and Brütal Legend, Ghostbusters was to have been published by Vivendi Games label Sierra. However, once the merger with Activision took place all four games were dropped. Activision CEO Bobby Kotick revealed yesterday that this was due to the games not having "the potential to be exploited every year across every platform" or to become $100 million-plus franchises. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand will now be published by THQ, and Atari also recently confirmed that it would be publishing The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, as well as retaining the rights to produce further games based on the movie series. Only Double Fine’s Brütal Legend now remains without a publisher. No specific release date is given for Ghostbusters, although Atari intends to release it to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the movie next year. The game is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Nintendo DS formats. "Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a fantastic addition to Atari’s global line-up in 2009," said Atari president Phil Harrison. "The title has built considerable anticipation and excitement among game fans for its high quality action and all-out mayhem. There’s no more thrilling ghostbusting experience to be had, short of building your own proton pack."

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