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Today Ubisoft have announced Watch_Dogs  //n/Dark Clouds a new eBook that will be a direct sequeal to the game and allow fans to further explore the world.

Watch_Dogs  //n/Dark Clouds is being written by John Shirley, “author of over 30 books and short stories such as A Song Called Youth, is a known figure in the hacker community and is a pioneer of the cyberpunk movement, and therefore is a natural fit to author the Watch Dogs eBook. 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 both new and known characters.”

Talking about the ebook Shirley 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. 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”.

Two versions of the eBook will be available, a standard edition as well as an upgrade edition giving readers access to interactive elements including videos and image. The ebook will be available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish on May 27th.

Could Mick Wolfe be the star of the Watch Dogs DLC that was leaked recently as part of the season pass?

Will you be reading the book once you finish the game? Are you a fan of extra content around the games you play? Let us know in the comments and check back soon for more news and information on the growing world of Watch dogs.