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McNab to pen Battlefield 3 book

Platforms: PC | Microsoft Xbox 360 | Sony PlayStation 3

One of the most anticipated games of the year, Battlefield 3, will have a novel based on it. Bestseller Andy McNab (author of the Nick Stone series) will pen a book based on the upcoming DICE game. Battlefield 3: The Russian will tell the back-story of RU Special Forces operator Dima, one of the soliders featured in the single player campaign of the game.


McNab, himself a decorated ex-SAS operator, and co-author Peter Grimsdale will bring another perspective to the story. The novel will be released alongside the game on the 28th October, 2011 and will be published by Orion Publishing in Europe.

In the game, the single-player storyline is revealed through a series of flashbacks as Marine Staff Sergeant Henry Blackburn races to prevent an attack on New York City by a deadly force known as the PLR. As Blackburn recalls key events leading up to the attack, players take control of several characters in heart-pounding missions across land, sea and air. One of these characters is Dmitri “Dima” Mayakovsky, a legendary and pragmatic GRU operator in the twilight of his Special Forces career. Known as a “cleaner”, Dima is the sort of person that does whatever it takes to get the job done. The book picks up where the game leaves off, allowing McNab and Grimsdale to give a new perspective into Dima’s own personal quest as well as the events of Battlefield 3.

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