Make virtual reality even more spooky with Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord’s new Frozen Empire content

With the release of a new Ghostbuster’s movie in Frozen Empire, you’ve got to get a few tie-ins and promos. Dropping something in a Ghostbusters virtual reality game is an easy choice, and Rise of the Ghost Lord is getting a few new things in the biggest update for the game since launch. Even better, it’s all free! Check it all out below.

CULVER CITY, Calif. (Mar. 22, 2024) – Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) and nDreams today announced the free Frozen Empire update for Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord is launching on March 28 on Meta Quest and PlayStation VR2.

In the game’s most content-rich update yet, players will be guided by original Ghostbuster Ray Stantz (played by legendary actor, writer, and comedian Dan Aykroyd) across a series of narrative-infused missions that tie-in with the events of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – newly released in theaters. Throughout their journey, players will wield powerful new equipment, face off against new ghosts, and work towards a thrilling final showdown against Frozen Empire’s villain, Garraka.

“The Frozen Empire update will be our biggest yet. Directly tied to Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire that just released in theaters, we’re bringing Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord players  to New York for the first time to answer Ray’s call for help,” said Jake Zim, Senior Vice President of Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Players will be able to visit the iconic Ghostbusters Firehouse, brought to life like never before through  virtual reality.”

Playable avatars from Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire will also arrive; step into the shoes and character skins of “Podcast”, “Lucky”, and “Lars” in this major content update.

To keep up to date on Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, join the official nDreams Discord sever here, or follow @nDreams on X.

From Nathan Baseley, Game Director at nDreams on PlayStation Blog

Hello paranormal pals, and what an exciting time to be writing to you! Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire has just hit theater screens and I’m delighted to announce our Frozen Empire content update for Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, coming to PlayStation VR2 as a free update on March 28. Let me give you a sneak peek at what we’ve been working on.

Following on from the Slimer Hunt update we released in January, our Frozen Empire update features five new narrative-infused missions that see you working as a team for none other than Dr. Ray Stantz – played by the legendary Dan Aykroyd – to defeat the villainous Garraka.

Our Frozen Empire mission pack begins with a trip to New York where you’ll be briefed in person by Ray. We loved working with Dan Aykroyd on Slimer Hunt, where he provided voiceover as Ray, and are delighted to have him in the flesh as Ray in Frozen Empire. Oh, and I forgot to mention that your initial briefing with Ray will take place in the iconic Ghostbusters firehouse. What an epic way to kickstart your Frozen Empire adventure.

We were fortunate enough to visit the Frozen Empire movie set and got to go inside the firehouse to ensure the layout and details in-game are as authentic as possible. You’ll be able to explore both inside the firehouse and outside on the rooftop, and interact with parts of the scenery – yes, you can slide down the fire poles! We can’t wait for you to have the chance to experience this slice of Ghostbusters history in VR.

Luckily, you’ll have some trusty ghostbusting equipment to help you take the fight to Garraka. We know that fans have been eager to wield the original proton packs from the 1984 movie and I’m thrilled to say that you will finally get that chance in Frozen Empire, courtesy of Ray himself.

Alongside the original packs, you’ll receive a brand-new invention from Lars in the Ghostbusters’ new research lab. They call it the Heat Beam and it’ll be your best friend when going up against Garraka’s challenges.

We’re so excited to connect Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord’s story to the wider Ghostbusters’ universe through Frozen Empire. As a quick recap, players in our game became accidental Ghostbusters when they answered an ad for a courier job at the mansion of San Francisco benefactor Gustav Hookfaber that results in a demon being inadvertently released on the city, and the discovery that Hookfaber’s famous clean energy innovations had supernatural origins.

Having dealt with the potentially world-ending threat and becoming fully fledged Bay Area Ghostbusters, you learn there’s a new threat in New York – Garraka, the terrifying ancient demi-god who’s been trapped in an object not unlike one that Hookfaber brought to the Ghostbusters years ago. So, who does Ray call in this moment of need? You!

What secrets does Hookfaber’s past hold? What did he know about trapping ghosts in objects? To solve these mysteries, you’ll head back to San Francisco where you’ll discover that Garraka’s powers have extended through the etheric plane, affecting locations and ghosts in ways that make everything more dangerous! Get ready for icy obstacles blocking your path, essential equipment freezing over, and powerful icy attacks from ghostly enemies.

Lars, Podcast, and Lucky will be added as playable avatars part of the Frozen Empire update, letting you step into the shoes of the stars of the movie in our game. You’ll even get to play an unexpected role in helping the legendary Ghostbusters of New York.

We’ve had fun revisiting our ghosts and equipment to answer your feedback and increase the challenge in the game. We’ve also completely refreshed the mission selection so, for the first time, you will be completely free to select any mission from the entire game, helping those completists who want to tackle them all, and making it easier for everyone else to replay their favorites.

Let me conclude by thanking you all for your feedback on the game since release. It has helped us to shape the last six months of content and create a game that’s gotten closer and closer to our dream of enabling you all to feel like a real Ghostbuster.

Stay tuned to GamingTrend for more Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord news and info!

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David Burdette is a gamer/writer/content creator from TN and Lead Editor for Gaming Trend. He loves Playstation, Star Wars, Marvel, and many other fandoms. He also plays way too much Call Of Duty. You can chat with him on Twitter @SplitEnd89.

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