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Ghost Busters VR presents a DLC

New complimentary downloadable content featuring a series of missions for Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord becomes available on March 28

Martin Rumenov 3 weeks ago 0 6

In an electrifying announcement for fans of the supernatural and virtual reality gaming, Nathan Baseley, the Game Director at nDreams, has unveiled a thrilling new update for the PlayStation VR2 title, “Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord.” Titled “Frozen Empire,” this free content update is set to launch on March 28, bringing with it a host of new features, missions, and an exciting connection to the Ghostbusters universe.

A New Chapter with Iconic Characters

The “Frozen Empire” update introduces players to five narrative-driven missions that promise to immerse them deeper into the world of ghostbusting. In an unprecedented move, players will find themselves working directly under Dr. Ray Stantz, portrayed by the legendary Dan Aykroyd. This collaboration marks a significant moment for the franchise, as Aykroyd reprises his role, not just through voiceover as in previous updates, but in person, providing players with an authentic Ghostbusters experience.

Who is Dan Aykroyd?

Dan Aykroyd, born Daniel Edward Aykroyd on July 1, 1952, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is a versatile talent in the entertainment industry, known for his work as an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He comes from a notable Canadian family, with his father serving as a policy adviser to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his great-grandfather being one of Kingston’s first dentists. Aykroyd’s early interest in acting and music led him to drop out of Carleton University, where he was studying criminology and sociology, to pursue a career in comedy.

Aykroyd gained fame as one of the original cast members of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL), where his comedic talent shone through his humorous impersonations of celebrities. His collaboration with John Belushi on SNL led to the creation of the iconic Blues Brothers act, further cementing his place in entertainment history. Aykroyd’s film career includes notable roles in “Ghostbusters,” “The Blues Brothers,” and “Trading Places,” showcasing his range as an actor.

Beyond his entertainment career, Aykroyd has ventured into the business world, notably in the wine and spirits industry, and has been involved in charitable work. He has been open about his personal challenges, including being diagnosed with mild Tourette’s syndrome and high-functioning Asperger’s, which he has managed through therapy and channeled into his creative work. Aykroyd is married to Donna Dixon, with whom he has three daughters, and has been recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry and his philanthropic efforts.

The adventure begins in New York, where players will be briefed by Ray Stantz himself at the iconic Ghostbusters firehouse. The development team’s dedication to authenticity shines through as they share their experiences visiting the “Frozen Empire” movie set and the firehouse to capture every detail for the game. From exploring the firehouse interiors to sliding down the ghost poles, players are in for a treat as they step into a piece of cinematic history.

Original Equipment and New Challenges

A highlight of the update is the inclusion of the original proton packs from the 1984 Ghostbusters film. This addition is a nod to the fans who have long awaited the opportunity to wield these iconic pieces of equipment. Alongside the proton packs, players will also receive a new invention from the Ghostbusters’ research lab, the Heat Beam, designed to aid in the battle against the update’s main antagonist, Garraka.

Expanding the Ghostbusters Universe

“Frozen Empire” not only brings new missions and equipment but also deepens the connection between “Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord” and the broader Ghostbusters universe. The update’s narrative ties back to the game’s original story, where players, as accidental Ghostbusters, uncovered the supernatural origins of San Francisco benefactor Gustav Hookfaber’s clean energy innovations. With a new threat emerging in New York, players are called upon once again to face Garraka, an ancient demi-god with the power to affect the etheric plane, introducing new challenges and dangers.

A Game Evolving with Its Community

The update also introduces new playable avatars, Lars, Podcast, and Lucky, allowing players to step into the roles of the stars from the “Frozen Empire” movie. In response to player feedback, the game has undergone significant enhancements, including a refreshed mission selection system that offers greater freedom in choosing missions and replaying favorites.

Nathan Baseley extends his gratitude to the game’s community for their invaluable feedback, which has been instrumental in shaping the game’s development. The “Frozen Empire” update represents a culmination of efforts to bring players closer to the dream of being a real Ghostbuster, offering an immersive and engaging experience that honors the legacy of the Ghostbusters franchise.

As “Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord” prepares to welcome the “Frozen Empire” update, fans and players alike can look forward to stepping into the shoes of their favorite ghostbusters, facing new challenges, and exploring the rich lore of the Ghostbusters universe like never before.

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Martin, our Content Editor, is a seasoned gamer with a deep knowledge of the industry. He specializes in VR game reviews and news, offering expert insights to enhance your gaming experience.

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