Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs will be getting a digital novel called /n//Dark Clouds, and I’m guessing right now that it’s digital because nobody could actually pronounce that in a book store.
The novel itself – written by cyberpunk author John Shirley – won’t be a direct novelisation of the game’s story, but will follow the same themes while exploring a different narrative. It being a digital novelisation also allows for a degree of interactivity; while there aren’t any real specifics as yet, one would assume there’ll be snippets of video and the like throughout.
Watch_Dogs: /n//Dark Clouds is due out on 27 May, the same day as Watch Dogs itself. And no, I’m not referring to it as “Watch_Dogs” again. There’s an announcement trailer – which mostly just discusses what the novel actually is – below.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.