In February 2009, it was announced that the original American McGee’s Alice was to receive an enhanced remake for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. However, we recently learned that fans of the cult title will receive a sequel come 2011 in the form of Alice: Madness Returns for the PC, PS3, and 360.
American McGee, Spicy Horse Games Co-Founder and Senior Creative Director of the new game, said:
“Alice is a classic fiction, infinitely rich with memorable characters, places and experiences. Our approach to Alice: Madness Returns takes this colorful world and reinvents it with psychotic personalities and pervasive insanity…We can’t wait to share our vision with Alice in Wonderland fans and gamers around the world.”
Taking place 10 years after the original game, Alice struggles to recover a decade-long stint in an insane asylum after the death of her family. With the help of a Drosselmeyer-esque psychiatrist, Alice will enter Wonderland once more to combat her nightmarish hallucinations and discover the true cause of her suffering.
David DeMartini, Senior VP and General Manager of EA Partners, said:
“In 2000, we launched a cult hit on the PC with American McGee’s Alice. Ten years later, I’m pleased to announce American is back on board leading the top-rate talent at Spicy Horse Games to create this sequel…The Alice in Wonderland fiction continues to be a fan favorite all over the world. We can’t wait for them to experience the next chapter with Alice: Madness Returns.”
Alice: Madness Returns is scheduled to hit store shelves next year.