The Ripper (video game)

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The Ripper
Developer(s) Visceral Games
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade
Release date(s) Canceled
Distribution Digital distribution

The Ripper is a canceled downloadable video game created by Visceral Games intended for release on PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA). The game was set in the 19th century and was to have the player assume the role of Jack the Ripper, an unidentified murderer who was active in that time.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The Los Angeles Times reported in 2009 that Electronic Arts' Visceral Games studio had the game in development.[4] In 2011 and 2012 then-former Visceral Games artists released some game artwork on their websites, and gaming websites reported that the game had been canceled in 2009.[5][6]

Plot[edit]

The game is a "re-imagining" of Jack the Ripper who instead of murdering prostitutes, will be battling the demons of the night who dwell the streets of London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rumor: First details on Visceral Games' The Ripper - Destructoid". Destructoid LLC. October 6, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ Reilly, Jim (March 22, 2010). "'The Ripper' From Visceral Games Confirmed - IGN". IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ransom-Wiley, James (March 22, 2010). "'Ripper' is Visceral Games' PSN & XBLA game, according to Pachter report". Joystiq. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ Fritz, Ben (July 23, 2009). "Electronic Arts' Visceral studio loses leaders; unit is making Jack the Ripper game". latimes.com. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Artist Leaks Gives Us A Peek At EA's Ripper And A Canceled Desertscape Game - Siliconera". April 19, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Fisher, Ian (February 24, 2012). "EA's Jack The Ripper Game Is Finally Revealed But It's Still Cancelled". Shogun Gamer. Retrieved November 7, 2013.