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Gozer, Vigo Back For New Ghostbusters

Gozer the Gozarian and Vigo the Carpathian Even though the upcoming Ghostbusters for Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC will be full of new story material, it's also worth noting that the big villains from the two films will appear in the game as well.  While not major factors in the game's main plot, both Gozer the Gozerian and Vigo the Carpathian will turn up during the adventure.  IGN has the news.

In [the game], you'll play as a new recruit to the famous slime-fighting unit, joining on in 1991, two years after the events of Ghostbusters II. No longer the subject of derision and litigation, the Ghostbusters are still regarded as heroes in New York, and the city itself has changed. As Creative Director Drew Haworth puts it: "New York has become sort of enamoured, fascinated with Gozer – everything Gozerian. Stay Puft has his own cartoon show now, he's on lunchboxes, and the Stay Puft brand is hitting all time highs, and [the city's] going to open a Gozerian exhibit."

But isn't worshiping Gozer the thing that summoned him to this dimension in the first place?  Remember how the first film explained that architect Ivo Shandor and his cult of Gozer worshipers held secret ceremonies atop the Temple of Zuul in the 1920s?  I wonder if this renewed attention risks summoning the Sumerian god once again.  As for Vigo ("What was will be, what is will be no more"), apparently the actor who portrayed the Carpathian warlock passed away some time ago, so his voice will come from a sound-alike.  As long as the writers can come up with more bombastic dialog like "On a mountain of skulls in a castle of pain, I sat on a throne of blood" for him, I think I can go with the change.