Astro Boy Stars Play for Game

Freddie Highmore and Kristen Bell, the stars of the upcoming CG-animated movie Astro Boy, will reprise their roles for D3 Publishing’s tie-in Astro Boy: The Video Game.

As in the movie, Highmore plays boy robot Astro Boy while Bell plays Cora in the game, which takes players on an epic adventure to save Metro City.

Astro Boy: The Video Game will be released for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable systems on Oct. 20, right before the movie opens on Oct. 23.

Astro Boy: The Video Game is a prime representation of the deep and wide-ranging partnerships we have lined up in all major licensing and promotional partner categories,’ said Erin Corbett, president of Imagi Studios U.S. and chief marketing officer worldwide.