EA has announced that best selling author Chris Ryan will be writing a book based on Medal of Honor.
The book is described as a prequel to the events of the upcoming first person shooter that puts players in the shoes of American soldiers in their fight against the Taliban.
"It is a real privilege to be involved in a game with such a heritage as Medal of Honor. Combining my experience as an SAS soldier in the Gulf War with missions from the videogame itself enabled me to create an authentic and respectful account of an elite soldier fighting in Afghanistan for Medal of Honor: The Book."
"Bringing together the disciplines of literature and videogames has been a new but compelling experience for me as a writer, resulting in what is hopefully an engaging read for fans of videogames and novels alike."
According to EA, the novel will be given away along with all pre-ordered copies of Medal of Honor exclusively at HMV.