Video game developer Ubisoft has finally revealed when Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC owners can expect the next major update for its history-based open world game to arrive. The studio says that the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Jack The Ripper release date is December 15th in a recent blog post.
News of the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Jack The Ripper release date arrived this morning on the Ubisoft Blog, the official outlet for news about Assassin’s Creed and other video games made by the studio, like Farcry, Just Dance and Watch Dogs. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is this year’s variant of the long-running series that lets players become an assassin and fight with the Templar Order for the future of humanity.
Ubisoft says that anyone who purchased a copy of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate can expect the add-on to be available on their platform beginning December 15th. The publisher revealed roughly two months ago that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate would get a large content addition involving famed British serial killer Jack The Ripper. The main game takes place in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution there. The add-on content won’t arrive until December 22nd for those that purchased the game on Windows PCs.
The post reveals that the Jack The Ripper DLC takes place twenty years after the main game. What’s more, the content won’t force players into switching between the game’s different characters. Syndicate featured Evie Frye and her brother Jacob. Jacob was a straight brawler, brutal and cocky. Evie was more of a traditional assassin, planning and infiltration was her strong suit.
This add-on’s focus on Evie heavily hints at subterfuge and sneak attacks being the main focus. Rather than calling Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Jack The Ripper DLC, the post calls it an additional “campaign.” It does so to underscore how big the add-on will be. It’ll definitely have a big price tag too. Those who haven’t purchased the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Season Pass will need to pay $14.99.
In the trailer, Jack seems to be a member of the Assassin Order himself. He runs across rooftops, striking without warning. Whatever his back story, he seems to be killing women as a way to get Evie’s attention, hence its focus on her instead of both twins.
Anyone that purchased a copy of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition get the Jack The Ripper content at no additional charge. That version of the game comes with access to the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Season Pass. The Season Pass also entitles users to get a permanent XP boost for faster character leveling, two new outfits, the Streets of London add-on pack and two missions. The Last Maharaja and A Long Night are new mission that aren’t available in the base game.
Purchasing the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Season Pass outside of the Gold Edition version of the game costs $29.99.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate should have been one of this fall’s hottest titles, but issues that go far beyond the game itself seem to have had a huge impact on it. Assassin’s Creed Unity, this game’s predecessor, launched with very, very serious bugs. The issues were so bad that Ubisoft gave out access to the season pass for the game as an apology. Ironing out those issues took Ubisoft some time. Syndicate’s launch wasn’t marred by any major bugs or technical issues.
GameStop has new physical copies of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate available for $59.99. Digital versions of the game cost the same amount in the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store. The game’s Season Pass is available online and in store as well. Users need the base game before the add-on content is of any use to them.
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