‘Ghostbusters World’ Mobile Game Evolves Beyond Another ‘Pokémon Go’ Copycat

/Film | 7/25/2018 | Ethan Anderton
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Two years ago, Pokémon Go became all the rage as an augmented reality game that required players to venture out into the real world in an effort to catch the hundreds of little monsters from Nintendo. Recently, Jurassic World Alive jumped into the playing field with a game that shared many similarities to Pokémon Go, but involved the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchises. Now, another popular film is heading into the world of mobile augmented reality gaming, bringing something strange to your neighborhood.

Ghostbusters World is a new map-based AR game where players can battle and capture hundreds of Ghostbusters ghosts in the real world using your smartphone. We got a chance to play the game at San Diego Comic-Con last week, and we discovered that rather than simply being a copycat of Pokémon Go or Jurassic World Alive, it takes the best elements of both games and evolves them into something that feels a little more engaging and advanced.

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Much like Pokémon Go lets players capture all sorts of little monsters, Ghostbusters World allows players to walk around the real world capturing hundreds of ghosts. When the game launches sometime later this year (a specific date has yet to be determined), there will be 150 ghosts available to be captured. They come from every iteration of the Ghostbusters franchise, including the original movies and the reboot, The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, and all the comic book and video game versions too. There are even new ghosts that are exclusive to the game that have been created by members of the Ghostbusters comics team at IDW!

Finding these ghosts isn’t just as simple as walking around the map though. While you will be able to spot ghosts on the map in order to know where to look, before...
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