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Tim Horton

Assassin's Creed Syndicate has just dropped an all new virtual reality trailer that allows the audience to get up close and personal with the hideously terrifying serial killer, Jack the Ripper!

[Assassin's Creed Syndicate](tag:3605993) will today release their most terrifying DLC yet. As of today, the all new Jack the Ripper expansion pack becomes available for worldwide purchase. This latest addition to the game unleashes one of the world's most infamously barbaric murderers back onto the streets of London.

"The streets of London have fallen silent – the air is cold, not a breath of clear air to be had, that ever-present faint smell of death becomes ever clearer as I make my way down yet another back alley, I quicken my pace. But then a strange feeling seems to infect my soul, spreading like a virus from my head to my toe. So quiet, am I alone in the city tonight? In the distance, Big Ben tolls onto Midnight, then ahead of me an augmented shadow slowly steps out blocking my path, it fills the alleyway. I stop, something is not right – this dark figure is surely too tall to be a man, the air around him seems to linger and putrefy."

"Run! Every inch of sanity left in me screams run. I turn my back and make haste. Turning my head back to see if he follows – he is gone – I double take to take full account – he must have moved on. The feeling of relief replaces that of dread as I slow into a walk and round the corner onto the pathway aside the Thames. "

These two chilling paragraphs were the last written words of an unknown city worker written in a diary – the diary was found washed up on the shingles of the river, but the city worker was never found.

The new DLC aims to bring this same sense of terror to the new Assassin's Creed game. Evie is the only person truly capable of stopping this monster. She must follow the clues and solve the puzzles before she can confront him face to face. This will be her biggest challenge yet.

Ok, I will admit, I made that little story up – but it certainly gets the blood pumping. The DLC itself is a worthwhile purchase for any [Assassin's Creed](tag:437814) fan, it adds extensive alternate gameplay, puzzles and challenges with some stunning new cutscenes to boot. Make history and put a stop to history's greatest monster. Guaranteed to knock the socks off you horror fans out there!

Play the Interactive Trailer Here!

Get a taste of what's to come from Assassin's Creed Syndicate's all new DLC.

The trailer was initially created as an experiment; it was designed to probe into the potential possibilities of VR integration into the Assassin's Creed world – it was never planned for commercial release. The results were so good however that this decision was overhauled and released as an interactive trailer that plays not on VR units but via YouTube's 360 video player.

"Originally, we hadn’t planned on releasing it, but the results were so good we had to share it. The Jack the Ripper VR trailer is just a small taste of what virtual reality can bring, both in terms of storytelling and how it can help players go deeper into our worlds."

If you recall, Ubisoft has already expressed interest in making virtual reality games. Back in December, they published a separate short VR experience in which the player controlled an eagle. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see a VR-focused project coming out of the studio within the next two years.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate's Jack the Ripper DLC is available now on Xbox One and PS4 and release on PC is scheduled for December 22.

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