Alice down DS, Wii, PC rabbit hole March 2010

Disney to release new games based on Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland film, with iPhone and iTouch editions out next year.

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The 2000 horror adventure game American McGee's Alice depicts the heroine of the original Lewis Carroll story as an adult who fights her way back to sanity while trapped in her imagination. Nine years later, Disney announced today a slate of games that will also depict a mature Alice, though they will be more whimsical and less morbid than their Electronic Arts counterpart.

Disney pulls a rabbit out of its hat for the first game screenshot.

Developed by Spyro's Etranges Libellules in France, Alice in Wonderland will be based on Tim Burton's upcoming film of the same name, due out on the Nintendo DS, Wii, and PC during the week of the movie's March 5 release next year. The film will star Johnny Depp, Helen Bonham Carter, and Stephen Fry. Mia Wasikowska will star as Alice, and the movie takes place after Carroll's original Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass stories. Disney will also release mobile games for the franchise on the iPhone and iTouch in 2010, with a promo app out this December.

The Wii and PC editions will follow the plot of the film, allowing players to join up with such characters as the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat to help Alice as she fights the Red Queen and Jabberwocky to return Wonderland--now called "Underland"--to its previous glory. The DS version touts an exclusive playable character and unique art style.

Discussion

19 comments
KingWeeWee
KingWeeWee

Hope the game is interesting and playable. Can't see Disney creating a great game. Hope I am wrong :-)

ikkante
ikkante

American McGee´s Alice was one of the bes pc games ever, With a great bunch of level full of madness and new weird stuff to discover within each step. Unluckily the platforming parts of the lever were a pain thanks to a bad Alice´s control, but that was a forbidable mistake if we look at the whole thing. If this new game is half as good as American Mc gees one, and even if it´s a bad copy of it, It will be a worthy game.

gomagomes
gomagomes

@ifeelLinsane ahh, i don't think american mcgee's alice was that bad, it was a pain to control alice though, but it has nice design and was funny enough to keep me half an hour playing =D

iFeeLinsane
iFeeLinsane

Tim Burton and Alice? Hot topic are already rubbing their hands... But lets be honest here. Mgee's Alice was a pretty bad game. It was a terrible platformer with bad combat and hardly any story elements apart from some dialogue with the cat. Its art direction was interesting but even that went down the toilet in the later levels.

sequekhan
sequekhan

The original book features the Jabberwocky, and there's no way it's any good without it. Disney aren't my first choice for a project like this. More like James Cameron.

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

@hazuki: Was the original novel dark? I just read it last month and I can't really remember much of it being dark. I actually found it to be an interesting enjoyable children's book. American McGee's Alice on the other hand was pretty dark. Anyways, I'm really not looking forward to this game. The movie looks like it might be interesting and whatnot and I'll just look up feedback to decide whether I'll watch it but honestly, I hate it when games are made as crappy movie advertising schemes. If a good developer was working on it then maybe I'd be excited (Ubisoft Montpellier and Michael Ancel making the King Kong game for example) but Disney Interactive Studios does not have a good track record. I honestly don't understand why they keep making these games. Most of the time, they're pretty low quality and not really worth taking a look at.

Quezakolt
Quezakolt

i didnt expect a movie so full of CGI all over the place... well.. i guess.. its Disney who'se producing it so.. my expectations got down.. prob why MM didnt wound up in the movie as originally planned..

hazuki
hazuki

I still hate the fact that disney is ruining this sacred franchise. *oh! we put johnny deep in crazy alice world! we make money!* I don't see how this movie is anywhere as near as dark as the original novel and ESPECIALLY the american mcgee alice game. Instead of making this another charlie and the chocolate factory feeling, how about a original early 90s tim burton batman dark atmosphere? Anything for the mass market anymore.

hazuki
hazuki

I still hate the fact that disney is ruining this sacred franchise. *oh! we put johnny deep in crazy alice world! we make money!* I don't see how this movie is anywhere as near as dark as the original novel and ESPECIALLY the american mcgee alice game. Instead of making this another charlie and the chocolate factory feeling, how about a original early 90s tim burton batman dark atmosphere? Anything for the mass market anymore.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

American McGee's Alice was a great game back in the day, and the morbidness of it made the game really stand out... too bad this is still a disney movie and im sure will be no better off than the latest willie wonka film. This obsession burton has with Jonny Depp needs to end too.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Damn, I was hoping for an American McGee Alice.

Pyro77
Pyro77

@SocialAnXieTy I have to agree. American McGee's Alice was such an kick ass adaption to wonderland. That game would be hard to follow up. As far as the movie, I think Burton will make a cool movie.

SocialAnXieTy
SocialAnXieTy

American McGee's Alice pt. 2 or nothing at all. I'm fine with a Disney/Tim Burton remake of the movie, but please stay away from the games.

m4rkoca
m4rkoca

Dude, this sucks. We want American McGee's version!!!

Sword2075
Sword2075

DeathScape666 said, "How messed up is American McGee's Alice? The trailer made it seem really chilling, but is there actual beheading, and intense murder sequences?" American McGee's Alice is Alice in Wonderland meets Arkiam Asylum (after the freaks take over), and yes some heads do roll. But I can't remember most of it I was 10 when I played it.

dfd3657
dfd3657

Damn. At first I thought this was about a new American McGee's Alice game and I got excited as hell. LOVED the first game. But, I hear that EA does have a new one in the works. Let's hope it doesn't end up like American McGee's Oz did (ie never coming out).

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Id like to see that DS game version of Alice that was released in Japan about a year ago Ive seen some good anime spoofs on Alice in Wonderland.

DeathScape666
DeathScape666

How messed up is American McGee's Alice? The trailer made it seem really chilling, but is there actual beheading, and intense murder sequences? I was hoping this would be the American McGee one; not the Disney one.

DeathScape666
DeathScape666

How messed up is American McGee's Alice? The trailer made it seem really chilling, but is there actual beheading, and intense murder sequences? I was hoping this would be the American McGee one; not the Disney one.