Entertainment company grows movie franchise with games.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has tapped licensees Cryptozoic Entertainment and Stern Pinball for a Ghostbusters-inspired board game and pinball machine.
As part of the agreement, Cryptozoic will launch a new Kickstarter campaign for Ghostbusters: The Board Game II next month. The Kickstarter campaign builds on the 2015 campaign and retail release of Ghostbusters: The Board Game.
The second game in the series will feature new game, new equipment and more. The game will also include an original story by “Ghostbusters” comic writer Erik Burnham.
Meanwhile, Stern Pinball has created a Ghostbusters pinball machine inspired by the original film. The pinball machine will be available in pro, premium and limited edition models and will feature hand-drawn art by illustrator Jeremy Packer. Additionally, the premium and limited edition models will feature an interactive ghost hologram target, “paranormal” magnetic slingshots and additional custom molded toys.
The pinball game will also include custom speech by actor Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters).
The pinball machines are available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.
“The Ghostbusters pinball machine celebrates the much loved original movie produced by Columbia Pictures and gives fans a fun, entertaining, high energy pinball experience,” says Gary Stern, chairman and chief executive officer, Stern Pinball. “After all, it’s the Ghostbusters.”