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Weird characters return in the Watch_Dogs ebook //n/Dark Clouds

That on-again, off-again underscore is back for Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs ebook, //n/Dark Clouds.

Inspired by Watch Dogs and authored by John Shirley, “the e-book storyline picks up where the Watch Dogs video game leaves off, allowing fans to further explore the world of Watch Dogs,” Ubisoft confirmed.

“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” Shirley said.


“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 gets 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,” he continued.

Watch_Dogs //n/Dark Clouds will be available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish at the game’s release of 27 May.

We won’t be using that underscore again after this post, we assure you.

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