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Battlefield 3 book spotted on Amazon



While we’re all waiting and wondering what new Battlefield 3 details DICE will release next, we get sidetracked with something completely unexpected. Like a new listing on Amazon and other online retailers for a Battlefield 3 book.

Naturally, there’s a chance that this could be a simple error on Amazon’s side, perhaps someone confused the book with the game. However, the game is already listed on Amazon and available for pre-order. Other online retailers such as Barnes & Noble have the Battlefield 3 book listed as well.

According to Amazon’s details on the book, it spans 400 pages and is written by DICE member Patrick Bach, alongside Andy McNab, who is a published author and former SAS operative. It’s easy to speculate about the contents of the book, as it could be a simple “behind the scenes†or “making of†book. However, with Andy McNab as the co-author, this could very well be the book version of Battlefield 3′s singleplayer storyline.

The book will be published by Grand Central Publishing and will be released on October 25, according to Amazon.
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If it's a spin-off of single player I think I may be giving it a read.
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Might give it a read. Some of these spin-off books are really good. Like the recent Deus Ex book, for example.
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If it's an art book...
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I would love if it was a spinoff book. I thought the Mass Effect and Dragon Age novels were good, and surprisingly the Dead Space novel was really great too. If they do it right, I'm in.
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Andy McNab has a jason stathom movie coming up next year, should be interesting.
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It's a mulitplayer strategy guide!

Wonder what MW3's strategy guide will be. 0.16 of a inch thick?

Yes I posted a COD comment in a BF thread. Comeatme.
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Most of the books I read are spinoffs of games....I don't care what people think, I liked the Hitman spinoff book, its one of the few books I couldn't put down.

The only ones I didn't like so far was Halo: First Strike and Resident Evil zero, it was just the game in book form.
    
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If it is real, I will be buying it.
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EA Announces Battlefield 3 Novel by Consultant, Former SAS Operator Andy McNab

DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced the publication of a novel based on Battlefield 3, one of the most anticipated games of 2011. Battlefield 3: The Russian novel is written by the highly decorated ex-SAS operator and best-selling author of Bravo Two Zero, Andy McNab, with co-author Peter Grimsdale. The book tells the back-story of RU Special Forces operator Dima, one of the hero soldiers featured in the Battlefield 3 single-player campaign narrative. Having first-hand experience of the drama and trauma of real war, McNab and co-author Grimsdale bring an authentic voice and heart-wrenching perspective to the story. Like the game, the novel is charged with documentary intensity, high octane action, and ripped-from-the-headlines incursions. Battlefield 3: The Russian paints a picture of a soldier struggling to do whatever it takes to keep himself, and his platoon, alive. The modern military novel will be released alongside the game on Oct. 25, 2011 and will be published by Orion Publishing in Europe and Grand Central Publishing in North America.

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 thrilling new perspective into Dima's own personal quest as well as the events of Battlefield 3.
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Definitely going to pick this up.
    
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