Published on May 1st, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder6
Mass Effect: Revelation Is In Stores
Not content with being one of the Xbox 360’s most highly anticipated titles, Mass Effect hit the market early today with a prequel novel – Mass Effect: Revelation.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m a big fan on stories that expand beyond games. These stories give you a chance to understand more about the universe in which you’ve played such a large part and are probably a large fan of, but they also immerse you with a deeper story than can be explained in a movie or game setting.
Take, for instance, the Halo novels. Being a fan of Halo, those novels took me deeper into the Halo universe than I ever expected to be with the games. The first novel gives you the details as to how the Spartan project was started in the first place – something the games never touched, or even had the time to explain.
Now that Mass Effect has a novel, I’m sure to own it. The fact that Mass Effect is made by BioWare already makes it a must-own, but the knowledge that the novel is written by Bioware’s head writer for Mass Effect, Drew Karpyshyn, makes it that much more intriguing. Apparently, Drew has also written two Old Republic Star Wars novels, the Baldur’s Gate II novel and Temple Hill from the Forgotten Realm’s Cities series [Thanks, Kotaku!], so he’s definitely got the experience.
If you’re looking to know more about Revelation, you can either view the prologue at the Mass Effect: Community site or download the PDF. I haven’t had the time to read it yet, but you can bet that I’ll be reading it soon. After I grab the book from Borders…