Amazon Reveals Battlefield 3 Book

Amazon Reveals Battlefield 3 Book

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A Battlefield 3 book written by former SAS soldier and currently BF3 consultant Andy McNab has turned up on Amazon.

Andy McNab is a name that will probably be familiar to readers with a taste for military fiction. It's the pseudonym of a former Special Air Services soldier and Gulf War veteran who took up the pen after retiring from the service, writing numerous novels like Bravo Two Zero, Exit Wound and The Grey Man, consulting on the Al Pacino/Robert DeNiro film Heat and, more recently, taking up an advisory role on Battlefield 3. But it turns out that his involvement with the Battlefield franchise goes a little beyond just helping out the mo-cap department.

A recently-discovered Amazon entry reveals an upcoming Battlefield 3 "mass market paperback" weighing in at 400 pages and due out on October 25. Barnes and Noble also has it listed as an eBook; neither site, however, says anything about the nature of the book, nor does McNab's personal website. As the Battlefield 3 Blog notes, it could be anything from a detailed retelling of the game's single-player campaign to a "making of" book, although McNab's involvement makes the former scenario far more likely.

The Battlefield 3 novel is currently scheduled for release on October 25 for $9.99 on Amazon or $8.99 in "Nook Book" format. Battlefield 3 launches on the same day for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Nice, hopefully it's good.
Please don't let this spark a COD book.

FPSMadPaul:
Nice, hopefully it's good.
Please don't let this spark a COD book.

Oh it will, It will...

imnotparanoid:

FPSMadPaul:
Nice, hopefully it's good.
Please don't let this spark a COD book.

Oh it will, It will...

You'll just deny it, but don't be so paranoid :P

Oh good, I do love my video game books ^^

He's an advisor on the game?
Andy McNab + Battlefield 3 = amazing awesomething that I'm looking forwards to.

I'm ordering this, regardless of whether its fiction, game-guide or 'making of', I really enjoy reading McNab's work.

I'm not much for reading military novels, but my dad is. I let him know about the book and he seemed rather interested.

Well, at least they found a real advisor and not some made up guy like CoD's Wolfgang Hammersmith.

"He shot the gun at the enemies."
"The enemies shot back"
*Bang bang*

Think I'll pass, thanks.

What's in it? Character sketches, technical drawings and developers notes would make a better book than comic/ graphic novel.

If it is a developers note type thing then I may buy it but I wouldn't get anything remotely similar for 5 years+.

Edit: then again with 400 pages it could be both?

I bet that reading that book will be better than BF3's single player mode.

I bet that anything at all will be better than BF3's single player mode. Except perhaps the single player mode of other BF games.

 

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