Published on August 2nd, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor
Battlefield 3 Novel Adaptation Coming Alongside Game Release
DICE, an Electronic Arts studio recently announced that a novel based on one of the most anticipated video games of 2011, Battlefield 3, will be published by a highly decorated ex-SAS operator and Andy McNab–who’s also known for his best-selling book Bravo Two Zero–along with c0-author Peter Grimsdale. The adaptation of the popular shooter franchise is titled Battlefield 3: The Russian and takes place where the game leaves off, giving players and fans of the series a continuation of BF3‘s story line.
The modern military novel will be released along side the game on October 25, 2011, published by Orion Publishing in Europe and Grand Central Publishing in North America.
More About Battlefield 3: The Russian from the official press release:
The book tells the back-story of RU Special Forces operator Dima, one of the hero soldiers featured in the Battlefield 3 single-player campaign narrative. Having first-hand experience of the drama and trauma of real war, McNab and co-author Grimsdale bring an authentic voice and heart-wrenching perspective to the story. Like the game, the novel is charged with documentary intensity, high octane action, and ripped-from-the-headlines incursions. Battlefield 3: The Russian paints a picture of a soldier struggling to do whatever it takes to keep himself, and his platoon, alive.
“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.”
For more information on the next installment in the Battlefield video game franchise be sure to check EA’s official BF3 website.