If this teaser is anything to go by, creepiness is also returning.
American McGee’s Alice was a cult PC hit way back in the year 2000. I still have my original in pride of place on my desk (nothing to do with my not tidying my desk since the Millennium)
Anyway, American McGee will be again providing his dark vision of Wonderland in Alice: Madness Returns, due for PC, Xbox360 and PS3 next year.
â€œAlice 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 insanityâ€ said American McGee, Spicy Horse Games Co-Founder and Senior Creative Director. â€œWe canâ€™t wait to share our vision with Alice in Wonderland fans and gamers around the world.â€
Alice: Madness Returns takes place 10 years after the conclusion of the original game, with Alice struggling to recover from the emotional trauma of losing her entire family in a fatal fire. After spending a decade institutionalized in an insane asylum, she is finally released to the care of a psychiatrist who just may be able to help her conquer the nightmarish hallucinations that still haunt her. Alice embarks on a mission to root out the true cause of her familyâ€™s mysterious death, jumping from a gloomy and stark London to a rich and provocative Wonderland.
â€œIn 2000, we launched a cult hit on the PC with American McGeeâ€™s Alice. Ten years later, Iâ€™m pleased to announce American is back on board leading the top-rate talent at Spicy Horse Games to create this sequel,â€ said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners. â€œThe Alice in Wonderland fiction continues to be a fan favorite all over the world. We canâ€™t wait for them to experience the next chapter with Alice: Madness Returns.â€