It seems a day doesn’t go by without a new piece of information on the highly anticipated Battlefield 3, so to continue that trend we have an announcement today that a companion novel for the game is being released which will give the back story on RE Special Forces Operator Dima, one of the characters in the single player campaign. The novel is being written by Andy McNab, a consultant for Battlefield 3 and former SAS Operative and his co-author Peter Grimsdale.
“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 release alongside the game and is being published by Orion in Europe with no word on an American publisher at this time.