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The Return of American McGee's Alice

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Thursday, February 19, 2009

A new American McGee's Alice game has been officially announced by Electronic Arts today at DICE 2009, one of the industry's biggest conferences for game developers.

Scheduled for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms, The Return of American McGee's Alice is in the early stages of development at Shanghai, China-based Spicy Horse. "This new project is a dream come true for me and the fans who've kept the Alice flame alive," said McGee himself at DICE. "EA gave us creative latitude and support on the original game which resulted in something beautiful and daring. This trip through the looking glass promises to be even more exciting."

The original Alice game came out in 2000 and embraced a dark and macabre setting on Lewis Carroll's classic children's story. At one point a movie adaptation of the game was in development and had horror meister Wes Craven slated to direct. Alas, the movie remains trapped in one of the circles of development hell but today's announcement may elevate the film project (or at least raise it to a higher level of hell.)

A release date for the game wasn't announced by EA.

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Posted: 9 years 13 weeks ago

I thought the game was quite the achievement. I really enjoyed it. I believe that Clive Barker's "Undying" came out at around the same time and also used the same engine. It was also pretty cool.

And regardless of anything else, American McGee's got a damn cool name.

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Posted: 9 years 12 weeks ago

McGee's "Alice" was a hell of a game ten years ago, but it's a little hard to get excited about anything with his name attached to it these days, since he's spent the last decade producing absolutely nothing worth raving about. Scrapland was sort of boring, and Bad Day LA was garbage. And Grimm? Has anyone played that? Anyone at all?

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Posted: 9 years 12 weeks ago

I only played the Alice game, Slam. Never got into the others. I believe a couple of years ago they annouced that this game was being turned into a movie...That would have been sick!....Looks like its in development hell!

I keep my standards low, that way im never dissapointed