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Callooh! Callay! Fans of little girls wielding knives rejoice! The long awaited sequel to American McGee’s Alice is announced and now properly teased with the above trailer. Alice: Madness Returns promises to ratchet up the madness to tweedlesome heights.
In addition to this, the released plenty of info and screens for the upcoming take on Lewis Carrol’s amazing masterpiece.
Taking place 11 years after the original, Alice is both physically and emotionally scarred by the fire that destroyed her home and family.
From the new website:
In Alice: Madness Returns, Alice is released from the asylum to a London psychiatrist’s care. As nightmarish hallucinations continue to haunt her and invade her reality, she seeks to understand her torment in order to recover herself. Her mind in tatters, she is unable to resolve the fear and neuroses prompted by her strange memories, dreams, and visions. Her relocation to London seems only to add to their number and intensity.
Perhaps she’ll do better in Wonderland. She always has. She travels there, seeking what the “real” world can’t provide: security, knowledge, and the truth about the past. But in her absence, Wonderland too has suffered. Something has gone horribly wrong, and now a great evil is descending upon what once was her beautiful refuge.
I loved the look of American McGee’s Alice. Visually, it was really frabjous. I felt the same way about Tim Burton’s recent adaptation as well. Beyond the visuals, however, both fell far short of the source material. Both seems to lose the commentary on culture that runs throughout the looking glass.
Perhaps, I’m being negative on McGee because I hated all the jumping. Perhaps it was the linear gameplay. Perhaps it was the ego involved in putting your name in the title of the game. In any case, given the advancements in games since the original’s release, I have high hopes for Alice: Madness Returns.
Because, after all, we’re all mad here.
Check out the website for more info.