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Ghost-catching device? April Fools' Day kicks off

Sony said it had perfected the Proton Pack, a product designed to capture content from a parallel dimension.

A screengrab showing Sony’s ‘Proton Pack’. Picture: YouTube.

NEW YORK - Jokes and pranks of all kind can be expected on April Fools' Day, and _Ghostbusters _fans got their own this year when Sony said it had "successfully perfected the Proton Pack, a product designed to capture content from a parallel dimension".

WATCH: Sony develops the world's first ghost catching device - The Proton Pack

In a statement released as part of April Fools' Day, when pranks and hoaxes are played, Sony said the ghost-catching device, made famous in the popular 1984 comedy, had been in the works for more than 30 years and was "water- and slime-proof".

The April Fools' Day statement comes ahead of the release of the new Ghostbusters movie this summer.

WATCH: The 'Ghostbusters' official trailer