New Mass Effect Novel Coming This Fall

| 5 Apr 2011 12:53

A new Mass Effect novel entitled Deception is coming this fall that will continue the "completely original" story told in the first three books.

Did you have any idea that there are three Mass Effect novels floating around out there? I sure didn't, but it's totally true: Mass Effect: Revelation, Ascension and Retribution have each done their bit to deepen the Mass Effect universe, using established supporting characters like David Anderson and the Illusive Man as well as brand-new creations like Gillian Grayson, a young biotic who falls victim to illegal, horrific Cerberus experiments.

Now freed from Cerberus' clutches, Gillian begins to master her amazing powers but soon falls under the sway of another radical group which believes that the extraordinary capabilities of biotics makes them superior to ordinary humans. Now Gillian must choose between her destiny - and her humanity.

The first three Mass Effect novels were written by BioWare veteran Drew Karpyshyn but Deception is being penned by William C. Dietz. The loss of Karpyshyn, a lead writer on both Mass Effect games, might be a point of concern but Dietz brings some very real credibility of his own to the job: he's written more than 30 novels, including three Star Wars books and tie-ins to Halo, Hitman, Resistance and StarCraft 2.

Mass Effect: Deception is slated for release this fall.

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