News – Battlefield 3 novel confirmed

August 2, 2011 by  
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It popped up on a couple of sites, but now it’s been confirmed that ex-SAS operator turned author, Andy McNab is penning a novel based on Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 3: The Russian, co-authored by Peter Grimsdale, will chronicle the back-story of RU Special Forces operator Dmitri “Dima” Mayakovsky, a character who also appears in the game.

“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,” Andy McNab commented.

“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.”

Both the novel and the game will be released on October 28th.