Honestly, this novel has actually been out for about a week. Some how it’s release date eluded me. Maybe because I’m so pumped up about Dead Island. Either way, it’s out now. I keep praising developers for being willing to make their games more than just games. Bioware & Epic Games are great examples. They both have prequels and sequel books to their video games. Thus turning an already epic video game franchise into an epic entertainment franchise.
From Bethesda, designers of the multi-million selling classics Doom, Quake and Fallout comes the game of 2011. Unmissable, it will be this year’s Call of Duty, Assassins Creed or Halo. Eagerly awaited by the gaming community, RAGE is already being touted as one of the industry’s most innovative first-person shooters, winning numerous awards at E3 2010, including ‘Best Overall Game of Show’ from IGN and three ‘Best of E3’ Game Critics Awards including ‘Best Console Game’.
Set in the not-too-distant future, an asteroid has hit Earth leaving behind a ravaged wasteland. The world was doomed and only so much of the population could be saved. That was what the scientists were saying, at least. So the best and brightest were gathered up and put into stasis deep beneath the surface of the Earth. When they emerge they find the human race has not been wiped out. And people, as resilient as they are, are scraping together a new world from the rubble of the old. This was not what anyone in the Arks expected; a new society where might is right and bandits, gangs and mutants plague the Earth.
This novel delves even deeper into this world and its characters through the pen of Matt Costello – the same person who helped write the story for the game.
Matt Costello’s best-selling and award-winning work across all media has meshed game play, technology and story. He is the writer and creator of groundbreaking TV, novels, nonfiction books, and games in both US and UK
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein™ and RAGE™. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit http://www.bethsoft.com