ICO translation heading to stores in August

That ICO novel we reported on back in February? It’s nearly here. Like ‘in just over a week’ here.

ICO: The Castle in the Mist will release on August 16 for £9.99. As the pricing suggests that’s for the UK. We’re not too sure on global release deets.

Published by Viz Media, the book will adapt the PS2 classic, which could prove to be a big challenge given the game’s lack of any real dialogue. A plot synopsis reads: “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?”

Need more info? You can check out an excerpt of the book here. It should prove to be a perfect warm-up for that ICO Collection due out in September.