New eBook Inspired By Watch Dogs Announced
Ubisoft announced today that an eBook inspired by Watch Dogs will be released alongside the game when it comes out on May 27. The book, //n/DARK CLOUDS, originated in-house at Ubisoft and is written by John Shirley, author of over 30 books and a known figure in the hacker world. Given the premise of Watch Dogs, it seems like a perfect choice to have Mr. Shirley author a book that will pick up where the game leaves off. Mr. Shirley remarks:
“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. 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 and //n/DARK CLOUDS will be available on May 27, 2014. The eBook will be available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German. You can also choose between the classic eBook style or go with the upgraded interactive version that will feature videos and images. Visit the official website to learn more about the book.