Welcome to Watson!
Watson used to have it all. Nightclubs, skyscrapers, corporate offices, a top-end medcenter — even the biggest black market in Night City. Japanese corporations competing with Arasaka invested billions of eurodollars in the district, intending to make it self-sufficient and prosperous.
Everything changed when Arasaka returned to the city after the Unification War. It bled other corporations dry and changed Watson forever. Without a stable financial sector, Watson's glory days ended: the Northside Industrial District, once a cutting edge technology park, could no longer provide jobs, leaving people out on the street. This economic vacuum allowed Arasaka to take over and make Watson its own. In the end, Arasaka got what it wanted — port-access in the Waterfront.
Today, Watson is a sad and desperate place. It's one of Night City's poorest districts and it's a battleground between Maelstrom and Tyger Claws.
Maelstrom settled in the Northside Industrial District (also known as the NID). It's filled with factories (most of them abandoned) and working-class apartment blocks. You can also find the well-known Totentanz bar here.
Tyger Claws operate from Little China and Kabuki. Little China used to be an extension of Downtown; it's a high density urban region with skyscrapers, overpopulated with Asian immigrants during the late 2040s. You can find the old Med Center here. It used to be the best place in Night City to legally spend some money on your body, but now it’s overrun by the Kabuki Market.
Kabuki is a maze of narrow alleyways located right next to Little China. At night, they turn into a bazaar for implants, organs, steroids, and much more. Legend is that you can find anything you’re looking for in Kabuki Market. This makes Watson a prime target for Scavs, a ruthless group of people who harvest peoples’ organs and implants for resale on the balck market.
The rest of Watson is the Arasaka Waterfront. An area off limits for non-employees.
NORTHSIDE INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT