The latest blog entry from Red Fly Studios, developers of the Wii version of the upcoming Ghostbusters game, offers up some details on the game's exclusive co-operative multiplayer features.
Wii owners will be able to enjoy the entirety of the single-player experience with a friend via a co-operative split-screen mode. Choosing either a male or female 'Buster, players can team up to incapacitate and eliminate foes, negotiate environmental puzzles and revive each other in emergencies. Many of the game's foul spectres have been designed with co-op in mind, bringing a tactical element to each player's approach - while one player wrangles a ghost the other can prepare a trap to snag it, for example. There's also a level of individual stat-tracking, so players can compete to snare the most ghosts or cause the largest amount of environmental damage. Neat, huh? Un-coordinated players also run the risk of crossing the streams, which any Ghostbusters fan can tell you would result in total protonic reversal!
Unlike certain recent multi-platform offerings on Wii, Ghostbusters is being built from the ground up for the platform and looks to provide a fun and unique experience in terms of both content and style, which is especially impressive considering the game was in development limbo a few months ago. The game is set for release on all major platforms on June 17 in North America and June 19 across Europe, so until then, keep an eye on NintendoLife for more updates!