Although Electronic Arts has yet to confirm whether or not it is making a game based on Jack the Ripper, the legendary British serial killer of old, that lack of confirmation hasn't stopped the details from slipping out.
The game was originally unveiled to the LA Times
, who cited sources close to EA as confirming a game based on the slasher was in the making at Visceral Studios - the same team currently working on Dante's Inferno
Now, details uncovered by Destructoid
suggest that the game will take the character in an entirely
different direction and that Jack the Ripper will be the hero of the story.
Instead of being the never-caught prostitute slaughterer
who's so central to conspiracy theories of the 1800's, Jack will be a demon-hunter operating on the streets of London. Jack will have a variety of exaggerated weaponry at his disposal, as well as a bullet-time ability according to recent supports.
It's worth clarifying that this is all rumour for now, but if it turns out to be fact then you can pencil us in for a pre-emptive shrug and sigh at the new info.
We'll bring you more details as they emerge, but for now you can share your thoughts in the forums