Bloody Disgusting’s Mike Wilson has his proton pack fully charged and ready for today’s release of Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed – Ecto Edition, the 4v1 hunt or haunt supernaturally-charged video game from the asymmetrical multiplayer experts at IllFonic! With its release on Nintendo Switch and its just-announced premiere on Steam, Ghostbusters across all platforms now get to take down a whole new batch of not-so-friendly ghosts this Halloween, with all content including today’s fourth free DLC on PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Epic Games Store.
As covered by Wilson, Ecto Edition doesn’t just expand the story of the original campaign, but also brings a wealth of new content to both trick and treat new and veteran players alike.
As for the new ghost type, the Overlord and its variants have arrived just in time for Halloween. This new ghost type is imbued with never-before-documented passive abilities that makes them even more difficult to tether. The Overlord’s aura emits a looming dread, compounding a creeping sense of fear within anyone in range. Overlords don’t “slime” or “shock” those in their way; rather, they devastate them by swiping with their claws, and hurling any physical objects that are in range.
For the new maps, we get a haunted restaurant in Petey’s Pirate Cove, and the Galway Subway Station, which has seen an influx of old-timey train cars and encounters with tormented apparitions.
Lastly, there’s a whole new assortment of cosmetics and gear shells to unlock, along with the usual bug fixes and improvements.
With over 28 ghosts to unlock, and a slew of parascience gadgets to chase them with, this Halloween season’s getting downright busy. Suit up now for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed – Ecto Edition on Playstation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.