Battlefield 3 Novel Announced, Written By Former SAS Operator

By Colin Tan on August 1, 2011, 3:40PM EDT

EA have announced a novelization tie-in with Battlefield 3, titled Battlefield 3: The Russian, written by Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab and co-author Peter Grimsdale.

"In the game, the single-player storyline is revealed through a series of flashbacks as Marine Staff Sergeant Henry Blackburn races to prevent an attack on New York City by a deadly force known as the PLR. As Blackburn recalls key events leading up to the attack, players take control of several characters in heart-pounding missions across land, sea and air," announced EA.

The novel is said to pick up from where the game leaves off, continuing the story of Dmitri "Dima" Mayakovsky, one of the key characters in Battlefield 3.

"It is impossible for any single medium to fully capture the emotion and intensity of war. The Battlefield 3: The Russian novel is one window into the experience, and the game is another. They complement each other perfectly," said Andy McNab.

"Working with DICE has been a fantastic ride. Battlefield 3 is going to surprise people this autumn. The story, the characters, the world and the intense action come together to create a resonant, memorable experience."

The novel will be released alongside the game on October 28 and published by Orion Publishing in Europe.

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