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Epic announces Gears of War trilogy of books

Epic Games, Inc. and Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that Del Rey will publish three novels set in the gritty world of Gears of War video game series. The first novel, Gears of War: The Battle of Aspho Fields, written by Karen Traviss, will go on sale October 28, 2008.

In Gears of War: The Battle of Aspho Fields, the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, as ghosts come back to haunt Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago. For Marcus - decorated war hero, convicted traitor - the return of an old comrade threatens to dredge up an agonizing secret he's sworn to keep. As the beleaguered soldiers of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save humankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be relived and made again. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them - but will their friendship survive the truth about Dom's brother Carlos?

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sak5003647d ago

Now even i think they are milking it.

ps360fella3647d ago

they r milking nothing, mgs series has about 12 games and 2 books and i still dont see it as milking because its an excellent series same for gears, if its good then put it out if its bad keep it to yourself.

blue1253647d ago

resident evil i izbeta than they geaz

AlienGorilla3647d ago

That Gears of War fans can't read.

Such a shame.

Rock Bottom3647d ago

Talk about milking the cow.

ICUP3647d ago

At least with mgs series it actually have a story.

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Montrealien3647d ago

nice, I`ll check out the first one to see if it is a decent read. And yes,, when you have a franchise that works very well, branch out make money/milk it. I would.

Excalibur3647d ago (Edited 3647d ago )

The first novel, Gears of War: The Battle of Aspho Fields, will go on sale October 28, 2008.

Man! That thing has gotten pushed back like 3 times now.

I'm looking forward to it.

I'm sure it will be more than a trilogy depending on how the first ones do.

inthekillzone3647d ago

make a book on a game that isnt heavily story driven dosent make sense

Shaka2K63647d ago

This is not a book this a small brochure at max.

not like anybody would be interested in this anyways gears of war story was crap.

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