Few gamers could find better reasons to spend the holidays than to navigate the murky depths of London’s organized crime… or at least, that’s what fans of Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” would like to think. And just in time, too, as the developers announced that they would be releasing the much-awaited (and much teased-at) Jack the Ripper DLC before Christmas.
The DLC, as iDigitalTimes reported, will feature the return of protagonist Evie Frye as he navigates the ins and outs of the district of Whitechapel during London’s Victorian era. Apparently, Frye’s return after his 20-year long absence is going to be driven by the investigation of Whitechapel’s underworld whilst trying to uncover the identity of Jack the Ripper— possibly London’s (and even history’s) most notorious serial killer.
As it stands, console-owners apparently had first taste to all the fresh content the DLC has to offer, as owners of the PS4 and XboxOne got their versions of the DLC when it was released by Ubisoft on December 15. PC gamers need not wait long, though, as Destructoid adds that the DLC will available for PC owners as early as December 22.
The DLC is expected to cost $14.99, although one could also get it as part of the “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” Season Pass which, aside from the Jack the Ripper DLC, will include 10 new missions from “The Last Maharaja” mission pack, top-tier sets of weapons, “A Long Night” (a mission featuring Jacob Frye), the “Streets of London” gameplay pack, and an exclusive XP boost. The Season Pass costs $29.99.
Surely Ubisoft gave fans of the game another worthwhile reason to dive and delve even deeper in London’s streets. While the developers seem to go for a full-on Victorian show with featured appearances from the likes of Charles Darwin, surely a storyline central to the iconic Jack the Ripper wouldn’t hurt the franchise at all; in fact it may just add to the game’s already-impressive longevity.
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