Bethesda Softworks and Del Rey have announced an agreement for a novel based upon the Rage video game. The novel will also be titled Rage, and be written by writer Matt Costello, who also composed the story for the game.

The story revolves around Lt. Nick Raine who emerges from the underground Ark designed to save humanity, only to find the remnants on the surface have survived and formed a new society. Now he must survive in a harsh new climate where mutants roam and might is right.

The Rage novel will release on August 30, 2011.