Ubisoft revealed a meta-novel to accompany the release of Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Titled New York Collapse, the novel will tell the story of a woman struggling to survive and to discover why New York City fell. Retrace her steps through the city in mid-crisis and solve her clues to reveal the key secrets at the heart of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The novel will be penned by Alex Irvine.

The book is set to be published by Chronicle Books on March 8, 2016 and available online and anywhere books are sold.


Here’s a brief synopsis of the book:

Grounded in the world of Tom Clancy’s The Division
In a world where a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, these agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society. Teaming up with other Division agents, your mission is to restore order, investigate the source of the virus, and take back New York.

An Innovative Transmedia Experience

New York Collapse is the ultimate journey through the world of The Division. This suspenseful thriller at first appears to be an illustrated survival guide to a devastated New York City—but that’s just the beginning.

Prepare for the collapse of society

As the world around you falls into ruins, as order and justice make their last stand, as criminals threaten to take control, only the well-prepared will survive. New York Collapse is the ultimate illustrated guide to prepare you for a total breakdown of society such as a major pandemic raging across New York City.
When no one else is coming to save you, this book will keep you alive, thanks to:
– Step-by-step guides for everything from purifying water to handling a dead body.
– A full timeline of what will break down in the city and when.
– Comprehensive lists of must-have supplies, including why duct tape will be worth killing for.

Dive into the life of a survivor

A survivor owned this book before you. Struck by tragedy in the early days of the city’s collapse, April Kelleher wrote in its margins, uncovering key secrets about what really happened to New York and why the Division is the city’s last hope. Now only you can solve the mysteries she left behind.

Investigate key secrets

Readers and players who want to delve deeper into The Division’s universe can also explore the book’s clues and removable artifacts, which may be more significant than they first appear.
The removable artifacts will include:
• Full-size New York City map
• Missing poster
• Emergency flyer