Impossibly hot actress Alyssa Milano will be starring as the romantic lead in Ghostbusters: The Video Game!
Milano, whose TV credits include Melrose Place, Charmed, Who's the Boss and the "Teen Steam" workout video, will play Ilyssa Selwyn, an expert in Sumerian and pre-Sumerian cultures who is visits New York City as guest curator for the highly anticipated ‘World of Gozer’ exhibition opening in 1991 at the Natural History Museum. Milano joins original Ghostbusters cast members Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson in the game that was written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd.
The release announcing Ms. Milano's involvement revealed these plot details:
In the story line, Gozerian mythology has attracted a wide popular following since the still-unexplained events and attacks that occurred in the city in 1984. Ilyssa is working late at the museum the night before the opening when a cataclysmic force is unleashed and summons an ancient enemy back to New York City. Strange events continue to erupt around her: what secret does she know? It’s up to the Ghostbusters to help Ilyssa find the key and stop the forces of evil that threaten the balance of the universe. That’s if they can keep Peter Venkman from hitting on her every three minutes.
The player joins up as a new recruit with the original team, testing a variety of unique equipment and gadgets, to track, wrangle and trap this wide range of awe-inspiring phantasms in an all new funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.
Snap judgment: I like the plot. Great possibility there. I'm also hopeful that (finally) someone will make a light-hearted video game that contains comedy that's actually funny. If anyone can do it, it's the minds behind Ghostbusters! I think Alyssa Milano is a fantastic choice for a female lead. I've been a fan of hers for a long time.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game! will be available on the Xbox 360, Games for Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii and Nintendo DS in North America on June 16th.