Conduit devs making Astro Boy game


D3Publisher announced today that High Voltage Software, who are currently working on The Conduit, will be making the straightforward titled ‘Astro Boy: The Video Game’. This title will be a tie-in with the Astro Boy CGI movie that is due to be released in October of this year.

High Voltage will be working on the PSP, PS2 and Wii versions of the game, the latter two of which will feature two-player co-op in the story mode. High Voltage’s past licensed games have met with mediocre critical response, but hopefully with all they’ve learned during the development of The Conduit, this one will turn out much better.

According to the publishers, “In Astro Boy: The Video Game, players become the iconic hero, Astro Boy, and take to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil President Stone and his robot army. Utilizing Astro’s entire arsenal of iconic weapons and abilities–Finger Lasers, Arm Cannon, Butt Machine Guns and Drill Attacks, players will battle hordes of robot enemies and colossal bosses including some never-before-seen enemies across Metro City and the mysterious Surface. Using an intuitive combat system that adds depth to gameplay, players will experience classic platform action and exhilarating flight combat levels as they use Astro’s unique rocket boosters to hover, avoid enemies and zip out of the way of danger.”

For those who don’t know, Astro Boy is a robot who likes to run around in just his black pants. He was created back in the ’50’s by legendary manga artist Osamu Tezuka, and since then has enjoyed huge success with several anime series. He also has an electro-heart that can discern people’s criminal intentions. Handy..

You can read our exclusive interview with the Chief Creative Officer at High Voltage Software right here, for an insight into their development process. But let’s be serious, how could you mess up a game that features Butt Machine Guns?