Remastered 'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' Features Touching Tribute to Harold Ramis
The remastered edition of Ghostbusters: The Video Game dropped Friday and if that was not cool enough for fans, the opening moments of the new game feature a touching message to one of the original film's stars.
After the opening scene, and before gameplay gets underway, a message appears onscreen: "In loving memory of Harold Ramis." The beloved writer and actor, best known for his role as Egon Spengler from the Ghostbusters franchise, died in 2014. He was 69.
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Ghostbusters: The Video Game was originally released for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Nintendo Wii in 2009. It went on to sell over 1 million copies worldwide.
The game was well-received, both for its story and controls, but also because all four of the original castmembers (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Ramis) portrayed their respective characters. It was also the last time Ramis would play Egon (Aykroyd, Murray and Hudson appeared in cameos in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, but not as their characters).
Aykroyd and Hudson will reprise their roles in Jason Reitman's upcoming Ghostbusters 2020 film. It is unclear if Murray will appear.
The remastered Ghostbusters: The Video Game is currently available for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.
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