news\ Apr 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Ubisoft announces Watch Dogs eBook //n/Dark Clouds


Fans looking to immerse themselves further into the world of Watch Dogs will be able to do so through a newly announced ebook, Watch Dogs //n/Dark Clouds

Authored by John Shirley, the ebook storyline will pick up where the Watch Dogs video game leaves off, but is also said to be a standalone storyline from the game. "Having unprecedented access to our Montreal studio dev team and writers, he has recreated the atmosphere of Watch Dogs, into his thriller, that combines high-tech crimes with new and known characters," Ubisoft said.

“Working on Watch Dogs was enormously interesting to me because its world offers the convergence of cyberpunk and the edgy tech reality of our times; it all plays out with action and energy against the inner city backdrop that I thrive in” said John Shirley.

“With hack tech in one hand and gun in the other, Aiden Pearce is a believable fusion of hacker and action hero who deliberately slips between the cracks of society to relentlessly pursue his agenda. The novel introduces Mick Wolfe, an ex-military, who get caught in a dangerous game in Chicago’s hyper connected and violent underground. Working with Thomas Geffroyd and Kevin Shortt at Ubisoft to develop the book was a rocking experience – Ubisoft is right out there on the frontier of videogame development. I couldn’t ask for more inspiration."

Watch Dogs //n/Dark Clouds will be available at the game's release on May 27, 2014. It'll be available in two digital formats only: an upgraded ebook version with interactive elements like videos and images, and as a classic ebook. Watch Dogs is set to launch on May 27 for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. A Wii U version is also in development, but has been delayed indefinitely.


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