|Operating Areas||New York|
|Age||20s - 40s (?)|
He's a Jack the Ripper-esque serial killer who preys upon the population of New York City's slums, mainly prostitutes. His gruesome deeds have garnered a significant amount of attention within his week-long span of murders, having becoming a high-profile case, leading to an, as of yet, unsuccessful manhunt by the city's entire police force, all the while leaving notes and photos as clues and catty derision for the NYPD to find. He wears a long black coat, shoes, gloves, hat, and a duck mask. He wields a flashlight in one hand and a switchblade in his other to slash his victims.
He assumes Rachel is a prostitute on her late-night walk home, and thus relentlessly hunts her in his infamous black Sedan.
Throughout the game, there's a DJ heard over the radio trying to justify The Night Ripper's actions, describing him as a righteous vigilante and fulfiller of conservative justice. It's heavily implied the DJ is the Night Ripper's public alter-ego.
During the game, several newspapers are found reporting on the Night Ripper's crimes. Newspapers are being shown in order of appearance.
"PANDEMONIUM SPREADS AS THE BODIES OF SEVERAL PROSTITUTES ARE FOUND
BEDFORD - Some local men have made a shocking discovery, causing panic to spread throughout the city. A young woman has turned up dead, the body dumped in a back alley.
Upon discovery, the man immediately call the police. A source has identified the body as a local prostitute, whose name was not yet leaked to the public. Police cordoned off the area searching for more remains.
One woman who survived an attack on tuesday, claimed to not have seen assailant's face, but told the police that he drove a black sedan. It has also been revelead that the prostitutes were murdered with a switchblade. As the week continue, many are hinding in fright as all are tended to see if the killing continues."
"GRIM ATMOSPHERE CONTINUES AS THE "NIGHT RIPPER" CONTINUES HIS ONSLAUGHT.
BEDFORD - The unsettling atmosphere that fell over the city last week hans't lifted with the discovery of most murdered prostitutes. The killer, now know as the "Night Ripper", has shown no signs of stopping his killing spree now.
Many had hoped that this terrible slaughtering wouldn't continue on, but with new evidence it doens't seen that way. What's more is that the Night Ripper seems to leave notes taunting the police. "We'd like the city to stay as calm as possible", says the local police chef. The Night Ripper will be caught"
"SERIAL KILLER SUSPECTED IN BRUTAL SLAYINGS OF MULTIPLE SEX WORKERS
BEDFORD - A third body has been recovered from the Bedford Werehouse district after a night worker noticed a foul odor coming from a shipping container and called 911.
The county medic examiner has identified the body as that Lisa Mueller, 24, who was know to police on account of a multiple previous arrests for prostituition. Following an inicial investigation of the crime scene, Greene County police strongly believe that the killings are all the work of a single party.
"Our medical examiner determined that the body had been there for a least three days", said Greene County sheriff Paul Tanenbaum during a press conference last tuesday. "The body also bore signs of a violent sexual assault, likely postmortem. The others two bodies we've found in the last mount share this characteristic, as well as all having a history of prostituition. At this point in the investigation we believe that one person is behind all this horrifying murders."
As the investigation into the crimes continues, police continue to claim that there is no danger to the general public."
"ANOTHER WEEK HAS PASSED, YET THE NIGHT RIPPER HANS'T BEEN CAUGHT
BEDFORD- It has seen five weeks since fist confirmed Night Ripper slaying and more several victims have come to light since. Some now confirmed victims were first reported as early as august.
Many have left the city in fear of them being next, yet some remain. When speaking some local that remains, she responded, "This is my city and i won't abandon it for someone he might be doing justice or cleansing the world or some shit. I was borned and raised here and i'll die here if i need to." Those who remain share the same reason that the young local, as they refuse to leave."
- 7 Prostitutes (known murders)
- Lisa Mueller (off-screen, cited)
- Unnamed Prostitute
- Rachel (player determinant, non-canon)
- Likely more unknown people.
- Night Ripper originally had a red coat. It was replaced with a black coat in the final version, as it seemed more fitting.
- His attire, especially the brimmed hat and beaked mask, is supposed to be a modern take on the gear of a medieval plague doctor.