Originally Published: June 8, 2009, for 1050ESPN.com (now ESPNNewYork.com) and Examiner.com

When trailers were leaked on Youtube about 18 months ago, I can still remember the cheers eminating around the office as I forwarded the link along.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game strikes a cord with fans young and old alike and looks like everything die-hards of the franchise have been waiting for since the end of the cartoon series.

Picking up about three years after the second movie, the Ghostbusters are revered like heroes, but the ever rising amount of paranormal activity leaves them looking to expand their ranks.

That’s where you come in. You’ll get your chance on June 16th (ironically, the 25th anniversary of the franchise) to strap on a proton pack and lace up your boots as the 5th Ghostbuster and learn the ropes as you battle the newest paranormal threat to NYC.

I had a chance to catch up with the man who played Dr. Egon Spengler, acclaimed writer, director, and actor, Harold Ramis, about the franchise lasting 25 years, doing voice over work for the new game, and if we will ever finally see a third Ghostbusters movie.

– to listen to my interview with one of the original Ghostbusters, comedic genius Harold Ramis.

Also, be sure to check out my preview of the game with Josh Parker of Red Flag Studios who worked on the Ghostbusters video game.

Ray Carsillo: Ghostbusters: The Video Game Preview
Video by Jared Bodden

Look for my full review of Ghostbusters: The Video Game when it is released on June 16th, 2009.

-Ray Carsillo