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Astro Boy: The Video Game releasing with movie in October

Thursday, 7th May 2009 17:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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D3Publisher will bring Imagi Studios’ CG-animated movie adaptation Astro Boy: The Video Game to consoles and handhelds this October, to coincide with the release of the film.

Fans of the classic manga and anime series can choose between DS, PS2, PSP and Wii versions, as you become a young boy robot with incredible powers shouting “Let’s Rocket!”

All of Astro’s weapons and abilities will be usable, and you can expect normal enemies and bosses along with a few never-before-seen surprises.

Press release is below.

ASTRO BOY: THE VIDEO GAME for Wii, PlayStation®2 and PSP™ is under development by High Voltage Software and Nintendo DS by Art Co. Ltd.

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About Astro Boy
Imagi Studios is currently in production on Astro Boy, produced by Maryann Garger, directed by David Bowers (Flushed Away), and written by Timothy Harris (Kindergarten Cop, Trading Places) and Bowers. The CG-animated motion picture features the voices of Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland and Nicolas Cage as ‘Dr. Tenma.’

Set in the future, Imagi Studio’s Astro Boy is a classic superhero origin story about a young robot with incredible powers and his adventure-filled journey in search of his identity and destiny, taking him into a netherworld of robot gladiators before he returns to save Metro City.

The iconic character Astro Boy has found global popularity since his creation in the early 1950s by Japan’s Osamu Tezuka, known as the “god of manga” and “father of anime”, and has been the hero of three acclaimed animated television series aired around the world.

Astro Boy, slated for North American release on October 23, 2009, is being distributed worldwide by Summit Entertainment except for Imagi’s reserved territories of Japan, Hong Kong and China.

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