Atari Follows up on this morning's
story on plans for an exclusive
PlayStation launch for Ghostbusters: The Video Game
, confirming that this
deal covers Europe only, and the game will be released on June 16 in North
America for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, and DS:
YORK, NY – May 6th, 2009 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized video game
publishers, today confirmed the worldwide launch plans for the highly
anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
The title will launch on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, Windows® PC, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system,
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in North
America on June 16th 2009 and will be published by Atari Inc.
In an exclusive deal for Europe and the PAL regions, the PLAYSTATION®3 system
and PlayStation®2 system versions will launch on June 19th 2009 published by
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The launch coincides with the 25th
anniversary of the original film’s theatrical release and the launch of the
Blu-RayTM of the classic first movie, benefiting from a worldwide launch and
licensing campaign by Sony Pictures Consumer Products.
"Ghostbusters: The Video Game is one of our most significant worldwide releases
this summer. Through Atari's North America publishing business and alongside our
partners at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, we have a strategically
diversified approach to maximize a title of this magnitude on a global basis,"
said Jim Wilson, CEO, Atari, Inc.
He continued: “As excitement in the marketplace continues to accelerate around
this title and the 25th anniversary of the movie's release, Ghostbusters' large
and loyal fan base and gamers across North America can play Ghostbusters: The
Video Game across all major platforms on June 16."
A PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) version of the game is scheduled for worldwide
launch in autumn 2009 and will be published in Europe by Sony Computer