Since the Season Pass was announced for Assassins Creed: Syndicate, there was mention of a DLC which would include Jack the Ripper as an integral character.
Well, we now have a gameplay trailer & an official release date: December 15, 2015.
As most of us know, Jack was a shadowy serial killer in the Whitechapel district of London, England in the year 1888. He left no detectable traces of who he was, and he would frequently taunt law enforcement by writing letters to Scotland Yard about the murders. Historically, “Jack” (as he identified himself to law enforcement) was never caught. There have also been several theories about his identity & life after the span of the 8 killings he is credited with.
From the look of the trailer, it seems that players will be revisiting the role of Evie Frye. It appears that she has aged slightly, and may be getting tapped by Scotland Yard (and Queen Victoria?) to assist in identifying & bringing down the infamous Jack the Ripper. We are then introduced to “Jack” as he climbs over rooftops & leaps down onto the streets below. He appears to be dressed like an affluent member of society, except for a mask made of what looks like a burlap sack over his face. The shadowy figure alludes to making London(?) “pure again”, so his story may be political or racial in nature.
The trailer then flashes to different cutscenes throughout the DLC, which really illustrate the tension, drama, and action for which the Assassins Creed series is known.
All in all, this DLC looks to be one of the more exciting ones of the series, and something that fans of the series have been waiting for since the setting of Victorian England was announced.