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Watch_Dogs eBook Announced

by Bryan Dawson

Ubisoft has announced an ebook for Watch_Dogs entitled, //n/Dark Clouds. The eBook is authored by John Shirley, with a storyline that picks up where the Watch Dogs video game leaves off. The ebook is a first for Ubisoft, and was conceived in-house by the company, and will be released exclusively via digital channels.

John Shirley is a prolific author of over 30 books, known for short stories such as “A song called Youth”. He is well known in the hacker community, and is a pioneer of the cyberpunk movement.

“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 on May 27, 2014, the same day the game releases. The eBook will be available in two digital formats: an upgraded e-book version with interactive elements including videos and image and a classic e-book.

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