Novel announced based on Crysis 2

Tired of playing your videogames with a controller and screen? Well how about playing it with words and paper? Del Rey Books, under the Random House Publishing Group, is set to release a novel based on the upcoming game Crysis 2 called Crysis: Legion. The book will be written by sci-fi author Peter Watts (Starfish, Maelstrom) and will release in March 2011, around the same time as the game.

The book seems to follow the plot of the game pretty closely, which if you haven’t heard centers around an alien invasion in New York that threatens life as we know it, total annihilation, etc. One man acquires the technological means to defeat them – will he? Well, you’ll either have to play the game or read the book to find out.