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Post by Dan @ 10:07am 21/07/10 | 13 Comments
Among the reveals at EA's annual Studio Showcase at their Redwood City U.S. campus, the publisher today officially lifted the veil off Alice: Madness Returns, confirming the rumours of the project's name change, most notably the removal of the "American McGee's" prefix.

The game is of course still being developed at McGee's Spicy Horse Shanghai-based independent studio and along with the name change, we now have some new media to share.

A new cinematic cinematic teaser trailer, while still not offering any gameplay is looking a lot slicker than the last one. However we also have several screenshots and concept art which give us a better idea on what this new Alice adventure will look like.
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 familyís mysterious death, jumping from a gloomy and stark London to a rich and provocative Wonderland.
According the press release, Alice: Madness Returns is poised for a 2011 launch on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Latest Comments
Posted 11:09am 21/7/10
Can't wait been waiting for so long!
Posted 11:36am 21/7/10
f*** yeah, the first one rocked.
Posted 11:43am 21/7/10
First one was indeed kick ass due to the crazy take on the whole alice thing which I'm personally surprised a movie never followed in it's footsteps. Seems like something that would work real well. Can't wait for this.
Posted 11:46am 21/7/10
A movie was actually supposed to be in the works and it was announced back in like 05 or 06 that Sarah Michelle Gellar was attached to play Alice. I'm guessing it got scrapped as soon as the studio got wind of the Tim Burton project.
Posted 11:49am 21/7/10
Shame at that then. Tim Burton movie sucked goat nuts. Best part of it was the scottish march hair which was only on screen for what? 3 minutes?
Posted 11:49am 21/7/10
Shame they canned the movie. The Tim Burton one sucked balls.

Lookin' forward to this, the first one was awesome.
Posted 11:59am 21/7/10
So why was the American McGee's removed form the title?

I havent been keeping up on these things?
Posted 12:11pm 21/7/10
Maybe they wanted to avoid the Clive Barker's syndrome.
Posted 12:35pm 21/7/10
No stated reason. Best guess was that they finally realised how pointless and tacky it is.
Posted 01:19pm 21/7/10
Yeah, it's a bit silly. a hundred people slogging it out to bring the game to fruition and one guy gets his name in the game title, wtf?
Posted 02:06pm 21/7/10
So why was the American McGee's removed form the title?

Whats american mcgee done lately?

If you can't answer that without google, then that's your answer.
Only thing i can think of is bad day la, which got bad reviews and was made by his slave labour chinese studio, so yeah huge hopes for this game.
Posted 02:15pm 21/7/10
Wow the idea of this is fantastic, I read about the previous game on wikipedia.
Posted 03:23pm 21/7/10
I liked the first teaser heaps more. Stop-motion > cheap CG!!
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