Watch Dogs will have an eBook available in May to coincide with the game’s launch.
Titled //n/Dark Clouds, the eSbook was inspired by the game’s lore, is a direct sequel to the game, and is authored by John Shirley.
Shirley is an American fantasist, author of noir fiction, and science-fiction writer who has published over 30 books and 10 collections. He has also worked on TV scripts and screenplays.
The eBook, a first for Ubisoft, was conceived in-house and will be released via digital channels.
“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 Shirley in the press release. “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 at game’s release on May 27.
It will be available in two digital formats: an upgraded e-book version with interactive elements including videos and image and a classic e-book.