Since the launch of Pokemon Go, a number of companies have been chasing the same success with augmented reality (AR), such as Jurassic Park Live. Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghost Corps along with publisher FourThirtyThree Inc think that the newly launched Ghostbusters World will prove to be a success.
Ghostbusters World is a location-based smartphone AR title, which features well-known characters from the Ghostbusters universe, along with a range of gameplay modes, including RPG elements.
Ghostbusters is a natural fit for an AR title, as it involves searching neighbourhoods for various spooks, using a smartphone camera to reveal the ghosts, similar to how the famous PKE Meter from the movies and cartoons is used.
The developers say that there are potentially hundreds to ghosts available to find, including several iconic ghosts taken from the films, TV shows, comic books, videogames and even theme park attractions.
The title lets players explore solo to enjoy a single-player story campaign, which was written and illustration by the creators behind the IDW Ghostbusters comic book series. Alternatively, they can follow in the footsteps of Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddmore, and assemble a four-player team to take on massive boss-level ghosts like the famous Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man in a co-operative raid group.
There is also PvP modes available, where players can assemble a team and take on other Ghostbuster teams in asynchronous PvP team battles. Players can get experience that can be used to upgrade equipment, unlock various perks and buy new gear so bigger and scarier ghosts can also be busted.
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