Battlefield 4 novel in the works

Peter Grimsdale penning book that provides backstory about game's squad; other merchandise includes clothing and peripherals.

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Electronic Arts has announced that Battlefield 4's launch this fall will be accompanied by a suite of merchandise, including an all-new novel that provides the backstory for the game's squad.

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Written by Peter Grimsdale, who co-authored Battlefield 3: The Russian with Andy McNab, the untitled novel tells the story of a CIA agent named Kovic, who is stationed in Shanghai.

"How has he survived this long in Shanghai? Has he been turned? When a joint US-Chinese mission to North Korea goes horribly awry and his entire team is killed, Kovic is under suspicion from both sides. How is he the only survivor? But Kovic is about to uncover a conspiracy theory that will make him everyone's enemy," reads the book's description.

The Battlefield 4 novel will be published by the Orion Publishing Group.

Other Battlefield 4 merchandise due out alongside the game this fall will be an art book from Titan Books, specially branded gaming peripherals from Razer, controllers from PDP, mouse mats from Qpad, clothing from Jinx, strategy guides from Prima Games, and more.

Battlefield 4 launches October 29 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are in the works but do not have release dates yet.

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