Ubisoft’s upcoming open world hacking title, Watch Dogs is about Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and a former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Today, Ubisoft shared some more details regarding Aiden Pearce’s family story.
First and the foremost thing, Ubisoft confirmed that Aiden is single with no children. So where does that family angle comes in Watch Dogs? the family tragedy that Watch Dogs is all about is “Killing of Aiden’s niece Nicole Anne Pearce”. She accidentally gets killed by peoples/gang who are after Aiden.
Now Aiden have to take care of Nicole Kids: “Jackson Kent and Lena Violet”, and also take revenge from those who are responsible for murdering his niece. About the storyline, Lead Writer Kevin Shortt stated:
“He “Aiden” works for himself and that gets him into trouble, he makes mistakes and his family gets hurt. His niece ends up being killed because some people are looking for Pearce and his niece is accidentally killed. So, he’s haunted by the guilt behind this. He’s trying to find the people responsible for that.”
As Aiden investigates Chicago city for some clue behind his niece murder, he discovers a bitter reality, as explained by Kevin Shortt below:
“Aiden Pearce has been pulled into the whole situation [surveillance-control system] where he’s trying to protect his family but at the same time, he’s starting to realize who are the people that have been threatening his family. There’s something bigger going on. There’s a lot of secrets being held and being used as a commodity.”
Check out the image below showcasing family tree of Aiden Pearce: For me this is really pretty interesting storyline.
Watch Dogs is scheduled to launch on May 27 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.