Jack the Ripper Brings the Stabtastic to ‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’ Next Week

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chris-littlechild - December 12, 2015

If you're a fan of the wristblade-to-the-scrote-in-a-dark-alley, get-off-my-roof-you-crazy-mothereffer ways of Assassin's Creed, you'll know one thing darn well. The series loves it some history. Titles have been set in the French Revolution and the Golden Age of Piracy and such, but they've got nothing on the shit-stained slums of Victorian London.

The latest game, Syndicate, fixes this, and lets us parkour our way around Merry Old England's capital in the late 1800s. Along the way, there are all manner of historical characters to meet, mostly nerdly smartasses like Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens. Which is, y'know, cool enough if you want to send your gaming time discussing boring-ass ‘intellectual' topics with old beardy NPCs.

But screw that. Fun, that does sound. Sometimes, you need to meet someone a little more interesting. With a bit more go in them. With a larger collection of human spleens in their refrigerator. Jack the Ripper, it's your turn to shine.

Ubisoft have been hyping up DLC featuring the legendary serial killer since before the game's release. Now we've got a release date (December 15 on consoles, December 22 on PC), a price ($15.99 if you don't have the season pass) and a damn good ogle at it in action. Check out the launch trailer:

Looks pretty sweet to me. Jack's accent is a little ropey, sure, but it's not his fault he's British (zing!).

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