Sony and developer IllFonic announced the release date for multiplayer game Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, and it couldn’t be more appropriate. Spirits Unleashed will be unleashed on October 18 on PC (Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Spirits Unleashed is an asymmetrical multiplayer game where 4 ‘busters face off against one lone ghost player. The ghostbusters use iconic equipment such as the PKE meter and particle thrower to locate and trap the offending ghost.

The ghost’s goal is to scare civilians and cause panic by filling the Global Haunt levels. The ghost can use slime to stun the ghostbusters, possess objects, and summon minions to throw at the pesky heroes.

Between matches, players can customize their ghostbuster (and their ghost) at the firehouse HQ.

Spirits Unleashed supports online multiplayer as well as an offline solo mode with bots.

“The reaction from fans of Ghostbusters has blown us away,” said Charles Brungardt, CEO, IllFonic. “Putting a date on and opening up preorders for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed feels like an out of body experience, and we cannot wait for everyone to feel the same sensation on Tuesday October 18th.”
Pre-orders are available now. Digital pre-orders will receive the Slimer ghost skin, custom particle thrower and proton pack, and special clothing skin.

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