If you are a fan of post apocalyptic games and ebooks, there is a new deal to be had. Users who purchase the new PC game Metro: Last Light will be offered a free digital copy of the novel Metro 2033 when authenticating on Steam. The digital book is available as a standalone purchase and will be made available via major retailers on May 14th, 2013.
The plot of Metro: Last Light was written by Dmitry Glukhovsky, acclaimed author of the novel Metro 2033, which inspired the creation of both video games. Glukhovsky’s novels Metro 2033 and Metro 2034 have sold more than 2,000,000 copies worldwide. In 2013, his latest book Metro 2035 will also be available outside of Russia.
Really, the new game gives publisher Deep Silver a marketing opportunity it never took advantage of in the first game’s release. There is a tremendously loyal following to the video game franchise and the game is getting tons of publicity via major gaming sites. The inclusion of a free ebook will likely sway a few people over to the PC. There is no word yet on what format the ebook will be in, but likely PDF and ePUB.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.