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Watch Dogs sequel eBook '//n/Dark Clouds' coming May 27

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A sequel to the upcoming open-world action-adventure game, Watch Dogs, will be available in the form of an eBook called Watch Dogs //n/Dark Clouds, Ubisoft announced today.

The eBook is a direct sequel to the events of the game, which follows hacker Aiden Pearce in the city of Chicago. According to Ubisoft, the book will "allow fans to further explore the world of Watch Dogs with an all new story." Readers will be introduced to ex-military man Mick Wolfe, who becomes caught up in the "hyper-connected and violent underground" of Chicago.

Noir and sci-fi writer John Shirley, author of books such as Everything is Broken and the A Song Called Youth trilogy, will pen the eBook. Shirley, who was given access to the dev team and its writers, said the franchise interested him because of its convergence of cyberpunk and present-day tech reality.

"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."

Watch Dogs //n/Dark Clouds will be available when the game launches on May 27 as a classic eBook or an interactive eBook with interactive videos and images. Those interested can purchase it in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. For more on the eBook, watch the trailer below.