Confirmed materialized earlier today that Sony Computer Entertainment will be pulling its weight as publisher for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, developed by Terminal Reality, in Europe. This latest video game adaptation of the celebrated film and cartoon franchise enjoyed a colorful history of its own when it came to securing itself a publisher. Ghostbusters first landed in the hands of Sierra, then wound its way over to Activision before its merger with Blizzard, and finally Atari. Sony's freshly announced stint as Ghostbusters publisher concerns the European market only, and grants the console giant exclusivity to the title for PAL markets. In other words, Ghostbusters will only be available for PlayStation consoles starting this June 19th, assuming you're in Europe.
Atari itself reiterates the game remains on track for multiplatform release outside of Europe this June 16th. Sony's grab for Ghostbusters unsurprisingly coincides with the Blu-ray release of the original 1984 motion picture starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. All actors will reprise their roles as characters for Terminal Reality's video game, which features an original story penned by Aykroyd and Ramis. Should be interesting, though European gamers will need to stick with the PS3 or PS2 this time around. Meanwhile, a PSP version will be available sometime this fall.