Bethesda Softworks have announced that a book based on id Software's upcoming first person shooter RAGE, will be released on August 30, 2011.

The book, which is written by Matt Costello - the same person who helped write the story for the game, delves even deeper into the world and its characters.

"The world was doomed and only some of the population could be saved. That was what the scientists were saying, at least. So the best and brightest were gathered and put into stasis deep beneath the surface of the Earth--buried so that man could live.

When Lt. Nick Raine emerges from his Ark, he finds the human race has not been wiped out. And people, as resilient as they are, are scraping together a new world from the rubble of the old. This was not what anyone in the Arks expected--a new society where might is right, mutants plague the Earth, and "friend" is a term for the person who hasn't stabbed you in the back."