A Ghostbusters smartphone game similar to 'Pokémon Go' is coming out this year

Youtube / Ghostbusters World
  • “Ghostbusters World,” a location-based smartphone game with augmented reality elements similar to “Pokémon Go,” was announced for iOS and Android phones.
  • Besides a 30-second teaser trailer, there aren’t many details available yet – but we know it’s coming in 2018.

A Ghostbusters-themed smartphone game was just announced for 2018.

“Ghostbusters World” will apparently be a location-based smartphone game with augmented-reality elements similar to “Pokémon Go,” the mobile phenomenon that took the world by storm in 2016. “Ghostbusters World” will let players hunt and collect “specters, poltergeists, full-roaming vapors, and more,” according to a post on the game’s official Facebook account.

The specific release date has yet to be announced.

Here’s the official teaser trailer:

4:33 Creative Lab and Columbia Pictures are developing the “Ghostbusters World” app, which will encourage players to answer the call by going outside and searching for virtual ghosts in real space, the same way Niantic (with help from The Pokémon Company) got users to go outside capturing location-locked virtual creatures.

The art on the website for “Ghostbusters World” features recognisable characters from a variety of Ghostbusters movies, cartoons and comic books, including Slimer, the ghost of Gertrude Aldridge from the recent reboot film, and the Bug-Eye ghost from a 1980s line of Ghostbusters toys.

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