Augmented Reality Ghostbusters Game in the Works

Who you Gonna Call? AR Game Ghostbusters World in 2018

Who you Gonna Call? AR Game Ghostbusters World in 2018

It looks like the initial success of Pokémon GO in the weeks following its launch in 2016 is still affecting the game industry, as other companies follow suite and create augmented reality mobile games of other franchises. Ghostbusters, of course, as Ghostbusters World debuts as a new augmented reality game coming to both iOS and Android this year.

While details are still somewhat thin at this point, by the sounds of it we are looking at something, at the very least, similar to Pokémon GO. Players will be able to battle and capture hundreds of ghosts from all dimensions of the franchise, including the films, TV shows, comic books, theme parks, and videogames. To make the experience that bit more unique it'll also feature new and unique ghosts to the franchise.

Today's teaser trailer is certainly that.

"The Ghostbusters Universe is rich in characters and Ghostbusters World is the flawless medium to get to know these characters in a whole new dimension", said Ivan Reitman, Principal, Ghost Corps, and Director & Producer of the original Ghostbusters movie in a statement. The press release states, "The game features the latest in AR and other mobile technologies and differentiates itself with skill-based gameplay and numerous other exciting features yet to be announced".

If you are attending this year's Mobile World Congress (from February 26 through March 1 in Barcelona, Spain), you can check out a brief demo of the game at Google's booth. More information regarding the content will be revealed during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) next month.