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Homefront Novel Announced; Coming in 'Early 2011'

Although it was briefly mentioned during a press conference in Montreal last week, THQ has now officially announced a tie-in novel based on the upcoming shooter Homefront.

Co-written by the game's creative consultant John Milius--best known for Red Dawn--and former James Bond novel scribe Raymond Benson, the book will launch in early 2011 from Del Ray, a branch of Random House's Ballantine Books.

The novel will expand on the game's story, which follows a unified North and South Korea invading the United States. The novel also continues THQ's push to expand its properties to new forms of media--or as THQ's Danny Bilson puts it, the company's "vast transmedia strategy."

THQ has also partnered with SyFy to produce a movie based on the Red Faction universe, which will launch in 2011 along with Red Faction Armageddon.

From The Chatty

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    October 25, 2010 10:24 AM

    Just what America needs: more xenophobic, paranoid fantasies about foreigners out to destroy us. I'm all for more depth and backstory in gaming, but why does it have to echo the most unthinking and hyper-nationalist aspects of existing media? The plot is too stupid to take seriously, let alone serve as the foundation for a novel.

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      October 25, 2010 10:33 AM

      Yeah this is so racist. I have many North Korean friends and they are totally chill and just like to hang out. Just last week a few NK friends of mine came over to watch Dumb and Dumber and play Rock Band. North Korea doesn't want to destroy America.

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      October 25, 2010 11:52 AM

      Ya, it's much better when America is the one tearing it up in another country in real life for mainstream media, rather than this kind of scenario in fiction. lol

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      October 25, 2010 12:34 PM

      It's fiction. It's not real.