Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Top computer game changes history with exclusive tie-in ebook release
As major computer game Sniper Elite V2 tops the video games charts, Abaddon Books is rewriting history with an exclusive tie-in ebook that asks the questions – what if the allies managed to get a top sniper into Berlin before the city fell?
What if he had only one target, but an army between him and it?
Sniper Elite V2: Target Hitler is an exclusive ebook novella from Rebellion’s publishing imprint Abaddon Books that ties in to the third-person World War Two shooter that launched today from Rebellion and 505 Games.
Written by novelist and the Sniper Elite V2 game writer Scott K. Andrews, the thrilling book ties into the game’s pre-order downloadable content offer, in which players have one chance to kill the leader of the Third Reich before he escapes the ruins of Berlin.
The title is being published 4th May and will be available for Kindle in the UK and North America, Nook, Kobo, and through all major e-retailers, as well as the Rebellion online store.
Re-writing the past in fiction is one of the most popular sub-genres of recent years, with every corner of history explored with a cutting ‘what if?’. Target: Hitler focuses on one of the great debates of modern times - should the Allies have assassinated Adolf Hitler?
Everyone knows the story of Adolf Hitler’s final days – cornered, insane, killing himself in despair as Berlin burned above him.
But this story is based solely on the eyewitness accounts of the people who shared the bunker with him – the people most loyal to the Führer; the people most likely to lie to protect him. The world’s foremost Nazi hunter has never believed the official account; he has spent his life chasing a phantom, convinced that Hitler escaped the bunker.
Now, as he lies on his deathbed, he receives a mysterious visitor; a man who claims to know the true story of Hitler’s death; a man named Karl Fairburn. Is he just another conspiracy fantasist, or could his tale possibly be true…?
Scott K. Andrews has written three novels for Abaddon – soon to be collected as the School’s Out Forever omnibus in September – as well as episode guides, magazine articles, film and book reviews, comics, and audio plays for Big Finish.
For more information on the #1 selling game, go to www.sniperelitev2.com