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Del Rey Books Will Publish a Novel Based on Bethesda’s RAGE

A press release from Bethesda Softworks, and Del Rey Books, just announced that a book based on the forthcoming game Rage is in the works. Rage is the next game from id, the creators of Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein. Rage won many awards at E3 2010, and looks to be a cross between Fallout and Borderlands. It is definitely a game I will be checking out a lot closer. The novel, also titled Rage, will be released in North America on August 30, 2011.

A plot for the novel can be read after the jump.

The 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. The world was doomed and only some of the population could be saved. That was what the scientists were saying, at least. So the best and brightest were gathered and put into stasis deep beneath the surface of the Earth–buried so that man could live.

When Lt. Nick Raine emerges from his Ark, he finds 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, mutants plague the Earth, and “friend” is a term for the person who hasn’t stabbed you in the back.

Source: Press Release