Friday, June 5, 2009

More E3 Astro Video Game Coverage

Check out the trailer for the upcoming Astro Boy video game, developed by High Voltage Software and set for release this fall from D3 Publisher.

The game has been getting quite a bit of coverage, mostly with a positive outlook on it, which is suprising for a movie tie-in game. We can now confirm that this game is indeed being influenced by "Astro Boy: Omega Factor". Here are some of the gaming sites that have covered the game thus far. You may find some screen shots or new tidbits of information there.

Digital Chumps

All the coverage I've found has been for the Nintendo Wii version of the game. The PS2 and PSP versions are likely to be much the same, gameplay wise. However, I have yet to find any new info on the Nintendo DS version, which is developed by a different company and will likely be a completely different game entirely.

I am glad to see that the game will be a simple 2D platformer rather than anything else. Not only does that style of game lend itself well to Astro Boy's personality, but every year there are so many licensed games that try to be too much, totally miss the point, and don't turn out very good. It remains to be seen how good this game will wind up being, but at least this way there's a pretty good chance that we'll be playing a decent game this fall.


Manetoys said...

I agree with your statement on this being 2-D. It takes me back to a simpler time for video games. I totally want to play this