D3’s Astro Boy Game Inspired By Omega Factor

By Spencer . June 11, 2009 . 1:00pm


High Voltage Software is making a video game based on upcoming Astro Boy film and looks a lot like Astro Boy: Omega Factor. I saw Astro Boy: The Video Game at E3 and it has a mix of side scrolling and flying, just like Treasure’s GBA game.


Omega Factor was a big influence,” a developer explained. He also cited Ikaruga and Einhander as other games that the team examined when planning Astro Boy: The Video Game. In the air Astro blasts mechs with his finger laser. On the ground Astro has his butt machine gun. I mostly saw the sky stages where enemies flew at Astro in patterns that reminded me of Gradius.


D3’s game also has a cooperative two player mode. Instead of making player two Uran or Astro’s doofus brother Cobalt, both players control Astro. So, I guess one player gets Astro’s long lost clone brother.


Astro Boy: The Video Game is being made for the Wii, PlayStation 2, and PSP. A DS version is also in development, but it’s behind handled by Art Co. instead of High Voltage.


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  • Hero of Legend

    Is there any possible way HVS can include Omega Factor as an unlockable in the Wii version?

    Since it was on the GBA it should easily be playable on a home console.

    Sega published that right? Would there by any problems due to that?

    I wonder if it would help them if the box said “From the creators of The Conduit”?

  • jarrodand

    They should’ve just had Treasure handle it imo. They already have a their Ikaruga/G5 engine up and running on GC (Wii) and PS2…

  • maxchain

    Well, that’s a bit reassuring! I certainly hope they bring some cool new tricks to the table, though.

    …Ah, who am I kidding? I’d pay money just to play Omega Factor with a makeover.

  • CoolChibi

    looks cool you can do it D3!

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