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2009/10/10

Finally, a Good Jack the Ripper Game on the Way?

If it's one name that has always fascinated me, it's that of Jack the Ripper. I've seen numerous movies and documentaries, as well as having read poems and stories about the legendary serial killer of nineteenth century Whitechapel.

Now it seems as though the same developer who made Dead Space, EA Redwood Shores, now known as Visceral Games, is going to try and make a game about the Ripper.

The only thing that strikes me as a bit odd, and no doubt inconsistent with real life events of the time, is that supposedly the game is going to involve werewolves, vampires, and other supernatural beings, and that Jack the Ripper is going to be defending people from these creatures. I guess they have to turn ol' Jack in to a hero rather than a villain- which is what he really was, no bones about it, but it's funny how some killers almost become liked by people over time. And because Jack's identity was never really unveiled, despite much speculation and suspects over the years, this makes him one of the most talked about killers, even over one hundred and twenty years later.

At any rate, the game is going to be developed once Dante's Inferno comes out, so this might mean next year, or even 2011.

Sources:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/07/eas-visceral-studio-losing-leaders-making-jack-the-ripper-game.html
http://supererogatory.tumblr.com/post/205760452/nothing-to-do-with-that-ace-portishead-song
http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=77838069
http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=77838073
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