New York Collapse is an in-world fictionalized companion to one of the biggest video game releases of 2016: Tom Clancy's The Division from Ubisoft. Within this discarded survivalist field guide, written before the collapse, lies a mystery—a handwritten account of a woman struggling to discover why New York City fell. The keys to unlocking the survivor's full story are hidden within seven removable artifacts, ranging from a full-city map to a used transit card. Retrace her steps through a destroyed urban landscape and decipher her clues to reveal the key secrets at the heart of this highly anticipated game.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Alex Irvine is an award-winning author of games and fiction. He lives and works in Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Merch, who are you? This has got to be the greatest video game tie-in novel of all time, I’m serious. Very impressively produced, what we have here is a survival guide for a New York City catastrophe, but this thing has been designed like it’s been through the ringer. Stained pages, chunks missing from the cover, is that blood?, not to mention that previous owners have written their own stories and comments in the margins, annotating the book. The last person to pick it up, before you, was April Kelleher who is a background character in the Ubisoft video game of the same theme, Tom Clancy’s The Division. Players of that game where suitably impressed, as I was, with the incredibly high attention to detail which is strongly evident here. You may have known all that, but what you can’t know until you get your own copy, is how well done this is. Pull out artifacts, secret codes, puzzles, all of which hint at a greater conspiracy surrounding the events that lead up to the beginning of the game (Pro Tip: That Transit Pass looks suspiciously like a decoder doesn’t it?). I love the game, but I do find myself wishing that it was as good as teasing out the story as this book is. Fans of the game need a copy of this, and buy a NEW one if you can, maybe publishers will notice how top notch this is and put this kind of work in future game spin offs. Bravo, and wow.