According to a report from the LA Times EA has trademarked a new IP called ‘The Ripper’ which, it claims, is a game  to be developed by Dead Space developer Visceral Games involving the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper. They also say that the game will not be released until 2010 or 2011.

What does this mean for Dead Space 2? Well not much as the LA Times also reports that the studio will still be working on Dead Space 2 at the same time, and Dante’s Inferno will be out next year. Since EA has filled the trademark it only seems natural for Visceral to make this disturbing and gore-y game, that’s what they do.

I’m a gigantic fan of Dead Space (Greatest game this generation) and I’m excited for this to get revealed. Dante’s Inferno looks hot, and Dead Space: Extraction so far is very entertaining. One of the most interesting things to me is if you ACTUALLY play as Jack the Ripper, or someone going after him.