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Jack the Ripper DLC cuts up Assassin's Creed Syndicate this month

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The Jack the Ripper DLC that was announced for Assassin's Creed Syndicate a few months ago now has a proper release date—December 22—and a story trailer that shines an entirely new light on what we've got to look forward to.

The DLC takes place 20 years after the events of Syndicate, as we already knew, but it now appears that Jacob is out of the picture, and it's up to Evie alone to "deliver the Ripper's head on a spike." But it won't be as easy as all that: The Ripper is a man of many talents.

More interestingly, it seems that Evie and Jack have a pre-existing relationship of some sort—there's a familiarity, at the very least—and they're clearly headed toward some sort of narrative denouement, as Jack alludes to when he asks, "How many more must die before you see the truth?"

It is perhaps a bit too obvious, even for a videogame, but Jacob's absence, coupled with Jack's reference to a reunion and his very Assassin-like moves, lead me to wonder if—shocking twist!—Jack is in fact Jacob. Jack is, after all, one possible abbreviation of Jacob.

We'll find out next week. Place your bets! (And check out those screens below.)

Update: The post originally listed the DLC as coming on December 15, which is actually the release date for consoles. It won't be out for the PC until December 22.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.