Alyssa Milano enlists in the Ghostbusters game

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Charmed's Alyssa Milano will fill Sigourney Weaver's shoes in the upcoming Ghostbusters: The Video Game, written by original stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, the Associated Press reported. The rest of the original cast members will voice their characters in the game.

"Obviously, fans of the movie are going to miss Sigourney Weaver," Milano told the AP. She was offered the part of the game's leading lady after Weaver declined to reprise her role as Dana Barrett.

"I have so much respect for that character in the movie that I hope I do the position that she is in justice," Milano added. "I was just flattered to be asked to be part of Ghostbusters."

In the game, the player becomes a Ghostbuster recruit who assists the original team to take down foes such as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the god of destruction, Gozer. Milano said she spent one day in the studio voicing the character of Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn, the brainy guest curator of a "World of Gozer" exhibit at the Natural History Museum.

The game, from publisher Atari, is scheduled for release June 16 for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii and PC. Set after the events in the film Ghostbusters II, the game also stars Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts.