Ico Novel Lands on August 16

If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the North American release of Ico: Castle in the Mist, you’ll be happy to know that it’s just over a week away. The novel, which expands upon the tale of the PlayStation 2 cult classic, offers vivid imagery through wonderfully descriptive words. Don’t believe me? Just check out this awesome excerpt.

Originally written by author Miyuki Miyabe, Ico: Castle in the Mist is being published in North America by Viz Media. That name should be instantly familiar to anime and manga lovers. The novel will be priced at $15.99.

If you’ve played Ico on the PlayStation 2, it goes without saying that this upcoming book is certainly something to watch out for. Ico: Castle in the Mist provides a descriptive look at the world of Team Ico’s artistic masterpiece, and it definitely looks like an enjoyable book for fans of the game. Even if you have yet to play the game and you plan on getting the HD remake for the PlayStation 3, Ico: Castle in the Mist should definitely be on your radar.

It’s a shame that the Borders by my house is closing down. Looks like I’ll have to pre-order my copy of Ico: Castle in the Mist on Amazon. I would suggest that Ico fans and book lovers do the same, as you can currently save five bucks off the original price.