Homefront Novel to Release Alongside Game

on October 25, 2010 3:00 PM

Homefront Novel to Release Alongside Game

THQ and Random House have teamed up to bring more the world of Homefront, the FPS shooter set to release in March 2011. The book will be co-written by John Milius of Apocalypse Now fame and Raymond Benson of Metal Gear Solid and James Bond book fame. Details on the story are slim, but with two heavyweight writers behind it, and THQ’s recent success in just about everything, it’s something to look forward to in 2011. The novel’s purpose is to explain more of the story to people interested in the game. Hit the break for THQ’s official press release.

Press Release from THQ:

Homefront™ Novel Written by John Milius Set to Accompany Game Launch

THQ and Random House sign publishing deal to expand the world of Homefront

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 25th , 2010 — THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and the Random House Publishing Group today announced that a novel set in the Homefront universe and co-written by John Milius (Red Dawn and Oscar Award-winning Apocalypse Now) and New York Times bestselling author Raymond Benson (author of two Metal Gear Solid books and multiple James Bond novels) will be published by Random House’s Del Rey imprint, and arrive in early 2011 to coincide with the release of the first Homefront game.

“We’re delighted to confirm the first element of what will become a vast transmedia strategy for Homefront,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President – Core Games, THQ. “John Milius has already worked with us extensively on the Homefront game, and we’re thrilled to have him and Raymond on board as we develop our near-future world into other types of media. Random House is a great partner to help us reach an even broader audience.”

Homefront represents a fascinating vision of the near-future,” added John Milius. “After completing my work on the game, it became clear that there were many more stories to tell, and this book will offer a chilling look at this near-future world.”

Homefront the videogame is a thrilling first person shooter set for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in March 2011. It tells the story of a stricken America, fallen to savage military occupation in the year 2027.

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