Late last week it was confirmed that EA and Visceral Games will indeed release The Ripper, a download-only title based on infamous 19th Century serial killer Jack the Ripper.
Although Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter’s investor report confirms rumors that surfaced last October when trademark registrations for The Ripper were discovered online, no other details were given. Sorry, gang!
Because The Ripper will be downloadable only for PSN and Xbox Live Arcade, it’s most likely that it’s a small title and quite possible EA could release the game sometime this year to make way for Dead Space 2 (NOT to be confused with Dead Space: Extraction, a Wii exclusive) set for release in early 2011.
Okay … I haz questions, plural.
Although we (myself included) as a society are absolutely fascinated with the morbid actions of someone like Jack the Ripper, are we ready for a game that possibly involves, oh, stalking and eviscerating whores (one of them pregnant)? Or is this a game where we’ll be TRACKING Jack the Ripper?
After doing a little sneaky peek around, apparently this game is going to paint Jack the Ripper as some sort of a martyr with the whole “Kill one, save a thousand” blahbity blah blah. Jack the Ripper as some sort of Helsing-type slayer protecting people from demons, vampires and other evil monsters? This is REALLY toeing the line of good taste to the point that it’s rather questionable. “If I slit this woman from groin to sternum, I’ll save the Cheerleader/Save the World!” Give me a break.
Jack the Ripper as a good guy?
“BULLLLLLSHIIIIIIT”, sez me.
I can only imagine what the achievement points will look like for this. You best believe I’ll be tracking this game.
– Crix Lee
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