A prequel to Bioware's upcoming Mass Effect title will be published as a novel.
Del Rey, a divison of book publisher Random House, will be publishing Mass Effect: Revelation, a prequel to Bioware's upcoming Xbox 360 title Mass Effect. Drew Karpyshyn, who also wrote the game's script, is penning the novel. Revelation will follow Alliance war hero David Anderson as he works to uncover a mysterious conspiracy.
Del Rey editor Keith Clayton commented, "We're excited to be working on original Mass Effect novels with BioWare, whose track record of successful and high-quality video games speaks for itself. And between Drew's close involvement with the Mass Effect IP and his ability to tell an engaging story, the novels will draw fans even further into the rich world of Mass Effect."
Ray Muzyka, CEO of BioWare, added, "We're excited to be working with Del Ray Books on expanding the Mass Effect universe. We are thrilled to have Drew writing the book as he has the knowledge and skills to make a great novel."