Random House Publishing and Del Ray books have teamed up with THQ to release a book that will continue the story of the Homefront video game. Written by John Milius and Raymond Benson, the book will release with the game in March 2011.
John Milius states, “Homefront represents a fascinating vision of the near-future. After completing my work on the game, it became clear that there were many more stories to tell, and this book will offer a chilling look at this near-future world.”
Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President – Core Games, THQ says,“We’re delighted to confirm the first element of what will become a vast transmedia strategy for Homefront. John Milius has already worked with us extensively on the Homefront game, and we’re thrilled to have him and Raymond on board as we develop our near-future world into other types of media. Random House is a great partner to help us reach an even broader audience.”
The “other types of media” statement is very interesting. Recently, THQ had Red Faction: Armageddon made into a TV series. What will we see done for Homefront? No other announcements as of yet, but be sure to keep an eye out for some (hopefully) original and awesome content.
Releasing on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Homefront was also written by John Milius, and it tells a story about a theoretical America of 2027 that has been ravaged by the Greater Korean Republic. A “gripping” campaign and “ground-breaking” multiplayer are some of the features promised by THQ.
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