Retailers Amazon and Barnes & Noble are taking pre-orders for a Battlefield 3 book set for release on October 25, the same day EA's FPS hits stores.
As spotted by Battlefield 3 Blog, the 400-page mystery offering has been penned by the game's executive producer, Patrick Bach, and Andy McNab, the pseudonym of an English novelist and former SAS operative and soldier.
Has the single player campaign been adapted for a novel? Is it a 'making of' book?
It's been public knowledge for some time that Andy McNab been helping DICE out with elements of Battlefield 3's production. Bach told Edge last month: "Andy McNab has been working with us for quite some time now, talking to our writers about authenticity when it comes to mission structures.
"And he's been involved in motion capture; since he's been involved in, for instance, the movie Heat, consulting on gun handling matters, he knows what it takes to make his experience fit onto an entertainment product."
DICE has talked up the technical prowess of its Frostbite 2 engine again this week, teasing the chaotic prospect of putting terrain-deforming earthquakes in Battlefield 3's multiplayer modes.