I’ve never read a book specifically about the experiences of a soldier, and I’m not sure if a book based on Battlefield 3 will be where I start, but I never balk at the idea of fleshing out a game’s universe. I read one of the Halo books, I read a Mass Effect book, heck, I’ve read all three Myst books, it’s nice to have a universe you enjoy exploring virtually expanded within the pages of a novel.
“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.”
Andy McNab, a highly decorated ex-SAS officer, will be penning this novel which follows Special Forces operator Dima. Dima is one of the soldiers featured in Battlefield 3′s single-player campaign narrative. The book, titled Battlefield 3: The Russian, will be released alongside the game on October 25, 2011.