Ubisoft Announces Launch Day Watch Dogs eBook

Ubisoft announces an eBook for Watch Dogs to launch same day as the game release.

As if we don't have enough to be excited about regarding Watch Dogs, Ubisoft announced today that alongside the game's May 27th launch, the e-book Watch Dogs //n/Dark Clouds will be launching too.

Watch Dogs is an upcoming open world action-adventure game by Ubisoft Montreal, featuring Aiden Pearce, our protagonist, as a highly skilled hacker aimed at pursuing his own agenda. For more information regarding Watch Dogsturn here.

The e-book is a first for Ubisoft, with the idea being conceived in-house and written by John Shirley, who is known in the hacker community himself and is a pioneer in the cyberpunk movement. Mr. Shirley is an author of over 30 books and short stories.

With aberrant access to the Montreal Studio dev team and writers, Shirley is able to recreate the world of Watch Dogs, which combines high-tech crimes and known characters. Watch Dogs //n/Dark Cloud's storyline will pick up where the game leaves off and will be available via digital channels. This will allow fans the opportunity to explore the game's world even further.

“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 in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish during the game's release. It'll be available in two digital formats: an upgraded e-book version with interactive video and images, and a classic e-book. The price is unknown.

This high-tech thriller will be available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 on May 27th with a TBA date for the Wii U.

Published Apr. 17th 2014
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  • Fathoms_4209
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    Sounds great, but if we can't even get gamers to read reviews (they just look at scores, mostly), how are we going to get them to read a whole book? ;)
  • Venisia Gonzalez
    Featured Columnist
    Really fathoms lol? How about this is for people who will read perhaps? Perhaps someone like me for instance?

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