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Ghostbusters Still On Point For A June 16th 360, Wii Release

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I’m sure through all the hoopla, many people didn’t notice that the Sony publishing deal with Ghostbusters was for Europe only. To clarify what I tweeted an hour ago, Atari released this statement on the exclusivity of Ghostbusters:

ATARI ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE LAUNCH PLANS FOR ‘GHOSTBUSTERSTM: THE VIDEO
GAME’

– Published by Atari Inc. in North America and Coming to Xbox 360(r),
Wii(tm), PLAYSTATION(r)3 system, PlayStation(r)2 system, PC and Nintendo
DS(tm) on June 16th, 2009 –

– Coming Exclusively to PLAYSTATION(r)3 system and PlayStation(r)2
system in Europe and PAL Regions on June 19th 2009 Published by Sony
Computer Entertainment Europe –

– PSP(tm)(PlayStation(r) Portable) Version Coming Worldwide Autumn 2009

NEW 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(r) video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft, Windows(r) PC, PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer
entertainment system, PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system,
Wii(tm) and Nintendo DS(tm) 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(r)3
system and PlayStation(r)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(tm) (PlayStation(r)Portable) version of the game is scheduled for
worldwide launch in autumn 2009 and will be published in Europe by Sony
Computer Entertainment Europe.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture
franchise, is penned by original Ghostbusters writers and stars Harold
Ramis and Dan Aykroyd and reunites many of the original cast members to
recapture the unique blend of humour and fright that established
Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation. The game’s launch on 16 June
2009 coincides with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s worldwide debut
of the original motion picture on Blu-ray Disc(tm).

In addition to Aykroyd and Ramis, original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, and
Ernie Hudson lend their voices and in-game likenesses to the original
story set two years after Ghostbusters II, with Manhattan once again
overrun by ghosts and supernatural forces. The player joins up as a new
recruit with the original team, testing a variety of unique equipment
and gadgets, to track, wrangle and trap this wide range of awe-inspiring
phantasms in an all new funny and frightening battle to save New York
City from its latest paranormal plague.

For more information about Ghostbusters: The Video Game please visit
www.ghostbustersgame.com .

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