Since the first Ghostbusters’ theatrical release in 1984, every Ghostbusters cinematic adventure has had at least one video game adaptation. Even the controversial 2016 reboot got its official video game. Unfortunately for gamers who are fans of Ghostbusters, the return of the original universe to theaters does not come with the release of a new adaptation. To fill this void as little as possible, Sony offers a mini-game to discover in another of its productions.
Sony comes from to unveil the release of a Ghostbusters: Afterlife minigame designed in Dreams to promote the film’s release. To present this mini-game, the Japanese manufacturer has released a video dedicated to it. In the latter, the actors of the film as well as its director try it in turn.
This minigame, boldly titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife in Dreams, is available until February 28. Its creation is the result of 18 weeks of collaboration between Media Molecule, Sony Pictures and members of the Dreams community. Not to name them, these members are Guillaume “SlurmMacKenzie“Chevrier and Alfred”byvsen“Nilsson.
In Ghostbusters: Afterlife in Dreams, it’s all about scoring. The player has 60 seconds to achieve the highest possible score by catching ghosts inspired by the new movie. The ray of the proton pack being destructive, it is possible to damage the scenery. However, the damage done comes in reduction of the final score. It is therefore essential to be as clean as possible.
No announcement but a rumor of a new Ghostbusters game
Just to make the task more complicated, the malicious Mini-Puft come to sow chaos and cause damage during the round. In addition to the rest, the player must therefore prevent them from causing havoc. And if he manages to eliminate enough, a certain creature well known to the fans of Ghostbusters points the tip of his nose …
As of now, no Ghostbusters: Afterlife proper games appear in Sony Pictures’ plans. However, there is a serious rumor that a new Ghostbusters game is in development at Illfonic.
When the Ghostbusters 2016 was released, Activision released a game vaguely inspired by the film at the same time. Unfortunately for fans of the license, this title was of extremely limited interest. A special pack for LEGO Dimensions was also released. And at the same time, Sony Pictures had released two paid PlayStation VR experiences on the PSN. These are still available.
As a reminder, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, entitled SOS Fantômes: L’Héritage en France, will be released in French cinemas on December 1st. For its part, Dreams is still available on PS4 (and therefore on PS5).
What do you think of this operation? Do you think using Dreams is a smart way to promote Ghostbusters Afterlife? Would you have liked Ghostbusters: The Legacy to be entitled to its own full-fledged game? Do you plan to go see the movie? Tell us all in the comments below.