Noted German publisher Cross Cult, recently announced as partner for Aconyte’s wide range of fantasy novels set in the worlds of many of Asmodee’s games, has also snapped up Day Zero, the tie-in novel to Ubisoft’s sensational new video game, Watch Dogs®: Legion.
Day Zero – to be titled Tag Null in German – is a direct prequel to the events of the game, designed so fans can finish reading the novel and immediately start playing. It follows four diverse Londoners just a few years from now, whose lives are turned upside down when they become drawn into a murderous conspiracy that threatens the safety of the entire city. Hacker, politician, petty criminal, and private policeman – for all four of them, life will never be the same again.
Authors are James Swallow, bestselling author of the Marc Dane thrillers and veteran tie-in writer, and Josh Reynolds noted for his many exciting novels set in the Warhammer universe and several acclaimed Aconyte novels. Watch Dogs®: Legion — Tag Null will be released on November 26th in paperback and ebook, with an audiobook edition to follow.
About Asmodee Entertainment
Asmodee Entertainment is a platform of global games publisher and distributor Asmodee. Its mission is to extend Asmodee’s intellectual properties into TV/film, novels and comics, location based-entertainment, and consumer products, working closely with Asmodee Boardgames and Asmodee Digital. Through best-in-class partnerships across the full spectrum of opportunities, Asmodee Entertainment are creating truly global intellectual properties and brands. Its fiction imprint Aconyte Books is publishing new adventures from the rich and varied worlds of many of Asmodee’s games, Marvel comic characters and Ubisoft’s video games. Learn more at asmodee-entertainment.biz
About Cross Cult
The Ludwigsburg-based German publisher Cross Cult has been publishing comics as carefully edited hardcover editions since 2001. Among the most famous titles are Sin City, The Walking Dead, Hellboy, and other successfully filmed material. Topic-wise Cross Cult stands for the genres horror, fantasy, crime and science fiction. The comic adaption of the Nickelodeon and Netflix series Avatar – the Lord of the Elements is especially successful. Since the beginning of 2008, novels have also found their way into the publishing list (Star Trek, Ian Fleming’s James Bond, Doctor Who, and the thriller series Castle). Since 2018, the label Manga Cult has been part of the publishing program – with classics like Blame! and Gantz, and the current manga top seller Demon Slayer. Since 2020, Cross Cult has also been publishing puzzles with comic motifs. Find out more at cross-cult.de
About Watch Dogs
Watch Dogs launched in 2014 as the video game industry’s best-selling new IP at launch. To date, the award-winning franchise has sold more than 40 million games worldwide. The hacker series extends to other entertainment media, including books and comics. The next opus in the franchise, Watch Dogs: Legion, released on October 29, 2020.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, and Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. For the 2019–20 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1,534 million. To learn more, please visit ubisoftgroup.com.
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