Danganronpa Zero is the “Ultimate” Danganronpa Novel

We here at Kotaku are big fans of the High School death game/courtroom drama of Danganronpa. But the two games out right now are not the whole story. There is also a duology of prequel light novels called Danganronpa Zero. And if you enjoyed either of the games even a little, you really must read them. » 9/12/14 7:00am 9/12/14 7:00am

The Edge of Tomorrow Novel is an Excellent Time-Loop Story

As summer blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow hits theaters in Europe this week and America next week, now is the perfect time to look at the Japanese novel it is based on: the futuristic time-loop war story All You Need is Kill. » 5/30/14 7:20am 5/30/14 7:20am

Sword Art Online’s Fourth Arc Is Both Heartbreaking and Beautiful

Last year we took a look at the third arc of the light novel series Sword Art Online (which is getting an anime adaptation later this year); but as enjoyable as that was, it is nothing compared to the heartbreaking, beautiful tale that follows it: Mother's Rosario. » 5/16/14 5:30am 5/16/14 5:30am

In the Official Darksiders Novel Tie-In the Hero's Journey Doesn't Just…

Death and his pal War team-up to save the day this year in Darksiders: The Abomination Vault, a series prequel that takes place a millenia before the opening credits of the first game. » 2/01/12 1:00pm 2/01/12 1:00pm

Borderlands Hits Shelves Tuesday — as a Novel

Borderlands has a novel due for release on Tuesday, entitled Borderlands: The Fallen. It'll track the story of Roland, who represents the soldier class in the original game. » 11/19/11 6:00pm 11/19/11 6:00pm

The First 50 Pages of the Second Elder Scrolls Novel

I've got a copy of The Lord of the Souls, the second Elder Scrolls novel, sitting on my night stand. It's buried under a few other books I've got to read first. » 9/26/11 3:00pm 9/26/11 3:00pm

EA Enlists Ex-SAS Operator to Pen Battlefield 3: The Russian

In a world flooded with video game novelizations, only one man has the background to develop the back-story of RU Special Forces operator Dima, one of Battlefield 3's playable characters. That man is not Sean Bean, but he was played by Sean Bean, which is pretty much the same thing. » 8/01/11 10:40am 8/01/11 10:40am

You've Seen the Dead Island Trailer, Now Read the Book

Inspired by the award-winning CGI trailer that sort of vaguely touched on the actual gameplay of Techland's upcoming zombie survival game, UK author Mark Morris delivers his take on the tropical carnage with Dead Island: The Book. » 7/27/11 10:40am 7/27/11 10:40am

The Quantum Thief: An Excerpt

The Quantum Thief, released in the UK last year and in the U.S. this month, is a heist story set in a future of marching cities, ubiquitous public-key encryption, people communicating by sharing memories, and a race of hyper-advanced humans who originated as massively multiplayer online role-playing game guild members. » 5/23/11 10:00am 5/23/11 10:00am

Winter is Coming to Japan: Manga Game of Thrones book covers are…

The Japanese editions of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire are a thing of beauty, thanks to covers by artists Ken Sugawara, Yasushi Suzuki and Noriko Meguro. Check out some incredible Manga-influenced Westeros art in our gallery. » 5/11/11 5:00pm 5/11/11 5:00pm

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How Virtual Cog-Driven Machines Made Game Of Thrones Awesome

Inspired by ancient self-operating machines and driven by clever computer animation, the opening credits for HBO's Game of Thrones is packed with Easter eggs and miniature marvels. » 4/20/11 12:00pm 4/20/11 12:00pm

Another Mass Effect Novel Enters Earth Orbit This Fall

"MASS EFFECT: DECEPTION will be written by author William C. Dietz and will release in Fall 2011," says publisher Del Ray, continuing the story of the previous three novels, Revelation, Ascension, and Retribution. » 4/05/11 9:40am 4/05/11 9:40am

Tearing the Sky - An Excerpt

The former head of the Game Developers Conference and current Electronic Arts indie headhunter just published his first science fiction novel, Tearing the Sky. » 11/10/10 2:00pm 11/10/10 2:00pm

The Cutest Okamiden Book Cover and Marker Ever

Found over on the e-Capcom online store for Capcom Japan, this adorable little soft book cover includes a button, picture of Chibiterasu's cub face and a bookmark that looks like his tail. » 8/25/10 10:00pm 8/25/10 10:00pm

Gears of War: Anvil Gate Novel Tells the Story Before Gears 3

Gears of War: Anvil Gate, the third book in the Gears of War novel series, will tell the story of what happened between the second and third video game. » 8/24/10 3:00pm 8/24/10 3:00pm

StarCraft II Heaven's Devils Book Review: Humble Beginnings

Before Jim Raynor was the leader of his own paramilitary organization, blazing across the galaxy righting wrongs and fighting the good fight, he was the son of dirt farmers on a Confederate fringe world. » 7/31/10 2:00pm 7/31/10 2:00pm

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Curls Up With A Good Book

Fans looking to delve deeper into the cyberpunk dystopia of the Deus Ex series need look no further than Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect, a novel coming next year from Del Rey and tie-in author supreme James Swallow. » 7/12/10 3:20pm 7/12/10 3:20pm

Meet The Man Who Stormed The Old Republic's Jedi Temple

Remember the amazingly cool trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, where the Sith crashed a transport into a Jedi temple? Now you can meet the man in charge, Darth Malgus, an anti-hero so interesting he scores his own novel. » 4/30/10 12:40pm 4/30/10 12:40pm