Video Game Novels. There Are Lots Of Them.

Fumito Ueda's PlayStation 2 classic is a banner release, set to get a PS3 make-over next month.

So of course, such an important release requires a novel. ICO: The Castle Of Mist is due out on August 13th via Viz Media.

"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," the blurb reads. "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?"

The book's been written by Japanese author Miyuki Miyabe. Find out more about the novel through here.