Murder Detective Jack the Ripper developer Nippon Ichi Software is in a sharing mood, and they showcased some of the character artwork behind the game.
We get to take a first look at the “Official Setting Reference Book” art book that will be distributed in Japan, showcasing the character artwork by character designer Tomo Yamane.
On top of that, we also get to see something quite rare. Initially, the developer thought to hire Charlotte character designer Yuu Tsurusaki, but they couldn’t make the timing work, so he designed only protagonist Arthur Hewitt (including his evil version) and Jack the Ripper himself, and you can see that work in the gallery as well.
If you want to see more, you can enjoy the latest trailer focusing on Charlotte Peace, the previous video starring mafia boss Rory Goodspeed, another trailer featuring Jack the Ripper himself, the first video and images released a few weeks ago, and an extensive gallery of screenshots showing the first case.
Murder Detective Jack the Ripper will be released in Japan for PS4 and Nintendo Switch on April 25. A western release has not been announced yet. We’ll have to wait and see if NIS America announces a localization down the line, but considering that they do translate basically everything Nippon Ichi Software makes, the odds are pretty good.
You can also take a look at yesterday’s April Fool joke. While it isn’t serious, it provides a look at the “Bonus Theater” feature that is indeed in the game.