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Alice: Madness Returns finally announced, looks beautifully disturbing [VIDEO]

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In 2000, American McGee's Alice, a dark, violent interpretation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, thrust McGee's hard-to-forget name into the spotlight. Ten years later, he's finally returned to her.

We knew an Alice sequel was in the works, but EA made it official today at their press conference when McGee took the stage. We don't have many details on the game - McGee mostly talked about the game's overarching themes, but we presume it will be the same orchestrated madness of the first, and that Alice still has a few mental... quirks.

Madness Returns is coming in 2011 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Sadly, there's still no word on a remake or re-release of the original, which really deserves to be played (your PC can totally run it, so go find a copy if you haven't played it).

Check out the first Madness Returns teaser, and screens, below:

Jul 20, 2010

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24 comments

  • hardcore_gamer1990 - July 21, 2010 5:20 p.m.

    :') Cannot wait. Alice is my favourite game since... Ever, actually. Brilliant concept, brilliant execution. Hope the followup is even better :)
  • matt588 - July 21, 2010 4:22 p.m.

    i can still remember the ad with alice and the mad hatter having tea, the mad hatter's pistolhand pointed at alice and alice with a knife behind her back; with a morbid little poem "i face my darkest chapter, the queen has taught youwell , my blade will slice your heart in half and send you straight to hell". of course 10 years ago i was 12 with virtually no chance of getting that game, so sad
  • CandiedJester - July 21, 2010 7:14 a.m.

    This looks awesome. Just downloaded the first game and am about to play it. Yaaaaaay!
  • JohnnyMaverik - July 21, 2010 2:08 a.m.

    Sadly it's not easy to find copies of the original if you don't wanna buy it from Amazon or Ebay and pay 15 quid (about 22 bucks) plus for it. Still, this looks very interesting, hopefully they'll get the game play nailed down.
  • Snowyjoe - July 21, 2010 1:48 a.m.

    I hope they don't dumb down the game for a wider audience. I loved the way the cat gave you riddles as hints in order to finish the puzzles. For people that havn't played the first one, it's a must play, it's an instant PC classic.
  • RebornKusabi - July 21, 2010 12:54 a.m.

    Hey look, another game series that I never got a chance to play until recently. I loved the first one especially how dark and grim and generally unsettling it was so this one is immediately on my much-have list!
  • Gungalei - July 21, 2010 12:14 a.m.

    Excellent! Now where's my Undying remake/sequel???
  • gmknoble - July 21, 2010 12:09 a.m.

    I never played the first one, but I'll have to get a hold of a copy one way or another. This looks pretty damn cool, and I'm happy to see it'll be out on consoles as well as PC.
  • MrSuitMan - July 20, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    Do fucking want.
  • CandiedJester - July 20, 2010 11:19 p.m.

    Looks pretty awesome. I love madness and violence, especially from unexpected characters. I will look up the first. I'd never heard of it either.
  • MaynardJ - July 20, 2010 11:18 p.m.

    A sequel to Alice? Like this wasn't already the best year for videogames since the SNES.
  • destro - July 20, 2010 11:08 p.m.

    YES
  • Psylockerules - July 20, 2010 10:33 p.m.

    really enjoyed the style of the original, especially the chesire cat was awesome (also voiced by the smae guy who did the killers voice in the scream films)but had problems with the controls hopefully a 360 pad will fix that
  • Amnesiac - July 20, 2010 10:32 p.m.

    It's nearly the tenth anniversary of the first. Couldn't they re-release it Steam or GOG or something? Please?
  • Metroidhunter32 - July 20, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    Maybe this will be the first game to actually scare me.
  • Jacko415 - July 20, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    looks fuckin trippy Captcha: respect pads
  • skynetiscoming - July 20, 2010 10:12 p.m.

    The world is very pretty and distinctive. It doesn't conjure up comparisons to Tim Burton and his gothic architecture.
  • sixboxes - July 20, 2010 10:01 p.m.

    Holy crapping crap! This is exciting news! Everybody owes it to themselves to at least check the original out. And hell, by now your PHONE could probably run it. You know, assuming there was a way to download the game to your phone...
  • Corsair89 - July 20, 2010 9:59 p.m.

    I need to play the first one. Unfortunately, it's really expensive...
  • EnragedTortoise1 - July 20, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    Holy shit, what the hell did I just see?

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