Rumor: EA's New Project Based On Jack The Ripper
EA has already tried their hand at turning classic novels into video games (Dante's Inferno), so why not go for ancient yet still legendary history?
According to Destructoid, EA's Visercal Studios has apparently started work on a game based on Jack the Ripper, the Victorian-era serial killer who quite literally got away with murder. Committed over 120 years ago, the crime remains a mystery and it's not worth going into the grisly details of the five prostitutes who suffered grim deaths. Now, you might think this would be a mystery/detective game, where we'd assume the role of a Scotland Yard officer, but in fact, it seems we'll actually be playing as the killer himself. ...yeah, let the controversy begin. But if the information is accurate, we won't be wandering around slaughtering innocent women; EA is supposedly taking some definite creative license and portraying the Ripper as a "supernatural slayer protecting people from demons, vampires and other evil monsters." You know, like Van Helsing. EA hasn't commented on this rumor just yet but we expect to hear something concrete before the year is out; they may not want to steal the limelight away from Dante's Inferno.
Well, why not? Dante is nothing like the main character in the book, so why not just make some stuff up about Jack the Ripper? We're still wondering why they'd want to give such a malicious character the title of "hero," but, well...whatever.
10/7/2009 9:55:41 PM Ben Dutka