Would you like to make Victorian London a little worse off? The streets of Whitechapel a tad more haunted, its residents that much more dogged? Then pay Ubisoft a bit more for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. They’ll secrete signs of a killer at work in and around Tower Hamlets, as part of an entirely separate DLC campaign about the hunt for Jack the Ripper.
Beware: the following trailer contains mockney voiceover some may find unsettling.
The Ripper campaign is set 20 years after the gangland pummeling of Syndicate proper, during the Autumn of Terror that famously gripped Whitechapel in 1888. It’s not clear whether players will be donning the top hats of the Frye siblings - but they’ll be working alongside Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard, engaging in a “deadly game of cat and mouse” with the conveniently unidentified serial killer, who may or may not turn out to be a Templar in the British government.
It's not clear who’s developing the Ripper campaign. Syndicate has been handled primarily by Ubisoft Quebec - but in the past ambitious DLC has been handed off to other studios within the publisher’s empire.
The DLC can be bought alone, or as part of a season pass which also includes a number of extra missions for the main campaign, plus a smattering of top-tier gear, weapons and - eyebrow raisingly - a permanent XP boost.
Syndicate comes to the PC on November 19th, a few weeks after the consoles. Are its carriage chases worth holding out for, do you think?