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Battlefield 3 novel from Andy McNab announced

Tells the back-story of one of the heroes featured in the game's single player campaign

EA has announced plans to launch a novel based on Battlefield 3.

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As previously rumoured, the book will be penned by former SAS operator Andy McNab and co-author Peter Grimsdale.

Set for release alongside the game on October 25, Battlefield 3: The Russian will tell the back-story of RU Special Forces operator Dima, one of the heroes featured in Battlefield 3's single-player campaign.

McNab's also been working with Battlefield 3 developer DICE "to ensure that the authenticity and grittiness of today's warfare is fully realised".

He said: "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.

"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."

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