ICO-Inspired Novel Available Aug. 16
Just in time for the relaunch of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus next month on Playstation 3, Sony is releasing author Miyuki Miyabe’s novel inspired by ICO.
The novel is called ICO: Castle in the Mist, and follows roughly the story of the game, but expands it as well (hence “inspired by,” rather than “based on”). Here’s the synopsis from the official website:
A boy with horns, marked for death.
A girl who sleeps in a cage of iron.
The Castle in the Mist has called for its sacrifice: a horned child, born once a generation. When, on a single night in his thirteenth year, Ico’s horns grow long and curved, he knows his time has come. But why does the Castle in the Mist demand this offering, and what will Ico do with the girl imprisoned within the Castle’s walls? Delve into the mysteries of Miyuki Miyabe’s grand achievement of imagination, inspired by the award-winning game for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system, now remastered for PlayStation® 3.
The novel is available for preorder over at Amazon, and if you get it now, it’s only $10.76. If you’ve got an Amazon Prime membership, you can have free shipping, too.