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The first crossover between Sony’s Men in Black and Ghostbusters won’t happen on the big screen — or even in comic books. Instead, it will come in the form of a board game, IDW Games announced Tuesday.
The game, Men in Black/Ghostbusters: Ecto-Terrestial Invasion, will be released in late 2019 by IDW and Sony Pictures Consumer Products. It will launch a multiyear agreement for a series of tabletop games for both franchises, according to IDW. The company’s publishing arm has held the license for Ghostbusters for a number of years; Men in Black, which launched as a comic book property from Aircel Comics, has not been seen in comics since 1997’s Men in Black: Retribution from Marvel.
Men in Black/Ghostbusters will feature the Ghostbusters team of the original two movies and the Agents J, K, L and Zed from the original Men in Black pic, with game design from Panda Cult Games, character design by Derek Laufman and character sculpting from Ninja Division. Initial details for the game suggest that it will feature both teams combining to deal with the danger of overwhelming unnatural threats, but with a hint of friendly competition.
“We are excited to bring these two iconic properties together along with an amazing group of development partners,” IDW vp new product development Jerry Bennington said In a statement. “We love the fun story we are telling with this game and hope fans will bring it to the tabletop again and again.”
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