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A Must Have for any fan of the ICO series.


A Must Have for any fan of the ICO series. 1

Excited about the ICO / Shadow of the Colossus HD remake collection coming out on the Playstation 3 in September? Well, you can’t pass up this offering from VIZ Media, a paperback novel based off the tale presented in the game. Whilst I have had the option of purchasing the PS2 versions of the game, I have decided to wait for the PS3 version, therefore I am uncertain if I will read this straight up, however this is definitely a first day purchase.

When a boy named Ico grows long curved horns overnight, his fate has been sealed—he is to be sacrificed in the Castle in the Mist. But in the castle, Ico meets a young girl named Yorda imprisoned in its halls. Alone they will die, but together Ico and Yorda might just be able to defy their destinies and escape the magic of the castle. Based on the video game filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) called a “masterpiece,” Japan’s leading fantasist Miyuki Miyabe has crafted a tale of magic, loss, and love that will never be forgotten.

Whilst there is a US release date of the 16th August 2011, there is no official release date for other regions. As Madman Entertainment is responsible for releasing a lot of Viz Media titles to Australia, I think if anything, you will find them releasing it, especially around the time it is released over here. For more information on the title, and to pre-order it from the US Store, visit the following link: http://www.viz.com/product?id=9914


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