Electronic Arts has recently filed two trademarks for the use of “The Ripper” in a computer game or other ‘entertainment service.’ The title is likely a Visceral Games project, which was teased by an anonymous source from EA to the LA Times in July.
The new trademark applications were apparently filed by EA at the end of August, according to Superannaution. “The Ripper,” which would be based on the 19th century British serial killer, was originally spotted by Ben Fritz of the LA Times.
Fritz wrote that “two sources close to EA told The Times that Visceral’s next game would be Jack the Ripper, based on the 19th century British serial killer. It’s not clear what the game would involve, but it’s a natural follow-up of sorts to Dante’s Inferno, which is also based on copyright-free historical material.”
The concept of a game based on Jack the Ripper is certainly interesting, and we look forward to hearing more.