There’s strange happenings going on and I’m not sure who to call.
The unlikeliest of packages showed up in the mail today housing a playable Library demo level of Ghostbusters for Xbox 360 and an equipment checklist. Think about that for a second. Just two days ago newly formed Activision Blizzard did not include Ghostbusters on their fall release schedule and confirmed they would be shopping it to other publishers for release sometime next year.
This package, however, was over-nighted to explicitly arrive today. It doesn’t take a seasoned mathematician to deduce the package was sent *after* Activision Blizzard pulled the plug. And yes, they are the senders, signed “The Evil PR Ninja Monkey.” No, I can’t make that stuff up.
There’s no coverage embargo. I can pop this in immediately and report back. What’s really interesting is the spring 2009 release date printed on the fact sheet. Is this truly the new release date? It’s the first time we’ve heard of it, but unfortunately the sheet itself is not dated.
The only thing we can deduce is Activision Blizzard has heard the public outcry and agrees: people want this game on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Badly, even. And they want us to rest assured it is coming one way or the other.