Mass Effect 2 gets its own prequel pog/novel form.

BioWare and Random House's science fiction/fantasy publishing arm, Del Rey, announced today that Mass Effect is getting a third novelization.

The prequel paperback, Retribution, is set just before the events of Mass Effect 2. Mass Effect Lead Writer Drew Karpyshyn penned the 336-page work, which will be his eight novel. Karpyshyn passed the Lead Writer role to Mac Walters for Mass Effect 2 so that he could work on BioWare's upcoming massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. lists the book for a July 27, 2010 release at US$7.99.

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