A novelization of THQ's shooter Homefront is coming out! The book is being written by John Milius (Red Dawn and Oscar Award-winning Apocalypse Now) and New York Times bestselling author Raymond Benson (author of two Metal Gear Solid books and multiple James Bond novels) and will be published by Random House’s Del Rey imprint.
You literary types out there might turn your nose up at a novel based on a video game, but I think you should give this one a chance. Everything we hear about Homefront points to a compelling speculative fiction story, the kind of story that might be served by a novel to accompany the shooter. After all, no one wants a shooter that gets too bogged down in detail.
Perhaps it's just my personal fascination with the North Korean regime, but I'm really excited for this book as well as the game itself. Both the book and game are scheduled for release in early 2011, and I'll be waiting for both.