Last month we reported of a mysterious Battlefield 3 book appearing on Amazon and other online retailers. Now EA and DICE have revealed more details about the novel, including an official title. The book will be called The Russian, and will be written by Andy McNab, who has previously written several novels, and, as former SAS Operative, he advised DICE during the production of Battlefield 3.
The story of Battlefield 3: The Russian, which is co-authored by Peter Grimsdale, is a sequel to the single player campaign of Battlefield 3, and follows Russian special forces soldier Dmitri “Dima” Mayakovsky and his missions.
Battlefield 3: The Russian will be released on the same date as the game: October 25, 2011. It’s not surprising to see major game releases getting spin-offs these days. Many games have received books, comic books, and of course, movies.