Alice: Madness Returns


American McGee’s Alice franchise is finally returning! EA plans to release the sequel sometime in 2011, eleven years after the debut of the first title. The original game, built on id Software’s Quake III Arena engine, was available only on the PC, but the new game is slated for the PC, PS3, and 360. The first Alice was a gleefully macabre first-person shooter, featuring crazily Escheresque level design and delightfully Freudian encounters with abjection.

For years there was talk of a filmic version in the works, which was being heavily promoted by Sarah Michelle Gellar. Sadly that never panned out. But I’m thrilled that we’ll see a video game sequel. I’m also happy that McGee has forgiven Sony for canceling the PS2 port of the original game, a move that McGee blames for causing his software production company, Rogue Entertainment, to fold.

Written by: premiersoupir - News Contributor

  1. #1 by Jonaskin on September 5th, 2010

    I hope they do a PSN release of the original or include it as part of a special edition. I never got to play it and always wanted to, it sounded brilliant.

  2. #2 by premiersoupir on September 6th, 2010 [ 17020 Points ]

    Well, you can download the demo for free. I doubt you have to worry about hardware requirements ten years after the fact. 🙂

  3. #3 by Oly1Kenobi on September 11th, 2010 [ 132605 Points ]

    Def gonna check this out.. is the original still worth playing? lol

  4. #4 by premiersoupir on September 11th, 2010 [ 17020 Points ]

    I’d give it a go, Oly. I haven’t played it in a long time, but it’s a really interesting game. I wouldn’t let the “archaic” graphics scare you off. People play these silly minis on their PS3, and the first Alice certainly looks way better than all of those.

  5. #5 by Me on March 13th, 2011

    IS there a PS3 playable demo?? I’ve heard that there is, however I cannot find it 🙁

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