Q: What do you get when you pit the world’s greatest literary detective against the world’s most infamous serial killer?
A: Johnny Depp in From Hell?
Well… yeah. No. What you actually get is Frogwares Studio’s newest game Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper. Set against the backdrop of 1888 London during the height of the Ripper’s reign of terror, players are immersed in the oppressive poverty and dark, dangerous streets of the faithfully recreated Whitechapel district.
The game offers players the option of playing in either third- or first-person mode or a combination of the two as they set about sifting for clues and reconstructing crime scenes in an effort to not only solve the murders, but reveal the identity of the killer.
A video composed entirely of in-game sequences is available on the game’s site. Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper is scehduled for a May 2009 release on PC DVD-rom.