EA resurrecting Alice

D.I.C.E. 2009: EA CEO John Riccitiello announces designer American McGee is working on a sequel to his groundbreaking 2000 title for the PS3, 360, PC.

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LAS VEGAS--Today at the D.I.C.E. summit, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello announced that it is publishing a sequel to American McGee's Alice, the groundbreaking PC adventure game EA published back in 2000. Helping them in this effort is the original game's creator, American McGee.

Back for another Mad Hatter tea party, apparently.

Development of the new Alice will be overseen by McGee under the auspices of the EA Partners program, which gives independent developers access to EA's publishing and distribution expertise. Current EA Partners titles include the Rock Band franchise, The Orange Box, and Left 4 Dead from Valve Software. (Valve CEO Gabe Newell gave last night's D.I.C.E. keynote address on digital distribution.) Future EA Partners games include id Software's Rage, Double Fine's Brutal Legend, and two unnamed titles from Epic Games and Grasshopper Manufacture.

American McGee's Alice depicted the heroine of the original Lewis Carroll story as an adult who, driven insane from her strange childhood experiences, fought to claw her way back to sanity while trapped in a world of her own imagination. McGee hinted that he was working on a sequel last year in a post on his personal blog. The game is expected to arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, though a release date has yet to be revealed.

Discussion

206 comments
Ares360
Ares360

Alice 2 seems interesting and I always wanted to play the first but I didn't have a computer at the time, hopefully there will be some collectors edition for a console that will include the original and maybe if lucky alice's blade, wink wink EA.

malachi_27
malachi_27

I just got the first game for a great deal online, and I am utterly wowed by the imaginative style that this game protrudes.

Ranmah2o
Ranmah2o

i wish they put the first one on PS2 or PS3 too But i can't wait for this

19boomer58
19boomer58

This is great news. The first Alice was, and still is, my favorite game. Playing through it so many times, it still never becomes boring.

rachkovsky
rachkovsky

@PlasmaBeam44 I think that both stories are classics, and both deserve a chance at this. I have never imagined what a horror Alice game would be.

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

Well if EA is letting him publish Alice 2 why not let him publish Oz? I'd much rather see Oz than a new Alice.

Bowser05
Bowser05

I look forward to this immensely. I love the first one and this announcement was a very pleasant surprise.

Sgt_Crow
Sgt_Crow

This will be awesome. The original was simply amazing for it's time.

RenataManara
RenataManara

i hope the dialogs will be as good as they were in the original game : ))

Huntress67
Huntress67

I also hope they have a normal save game program as in the first Alice. Please do not confuse save points etc with other platform limitations. This is very important to PC players..and also please no DRM limitations!

Kaguro
Kaguro

wooooooooooooooooooooooooo la resurrecion este juego sera lo maximo soy un fans de este genial juego

lilfrightmare
lilfrightmare

Awesome! what a suprise-cant wait! maybe this will make them finish doing the film!

Grayzer
Grayzer

Oh man, I remember this game!!! First time i played it, I had hit the LSD... well suffice to say, it was all fun and games from that point

Synchro
Synchro

sounds good. Bring it on Mcgee !!

Tentaculat
Tentaculat

I loved this game, so I really don't want to see a remake. I just know it's going to suck...

LorenaLarue
LorenaLarue

I played the first American McGee's alice yesterday just to get a feel of the game again and I tell ya, it did not age well. You can tell by looking at the in-game environments and the concept art that thhe game should have been much more. Hopefully the transition in to this generation hardware will make it fully realised.

Mandalore_15
Mandalore_15

grysmoke, that's the most retarded reason for not buying a game I've ever heard. By that logic you shouldn't drink coca-cola, or buy y'know, clothes from ANYWHERE. For all you know, he needed to relocate to another country in order to spread his funds far enough to actually make the game, or maybe he had contacts in the gaming industry there, or even just LIKED the place. Jesus man, there's a million reasons why people relocate to other countries to set up a business, and frankly, it's a damn good thing they do. An entire world economy centralised in the USA would be a disaster (especially considering how competent their BANKS are -_-).

grysmoke
grysmoke

As much as I liked Alice I won't buy another game made by Un-American McGee.When he decided to do his take of the Grims Fairy Tales he created a new gaming company to make it.My problem is that company was formed in a foriegn country with cheaper wages.I guess he would rather line his pockets with profits from cheap labor than give a fellow American a decent job.He should change his name to American McGreed.

Duvendor
Duvendor

Mcgee´s Alice is one of my fav PC games of all time! Hope the sequel brings the same atmosphere...

nuwan_ag
nuwan_ag

I am never one to post comments but: Woohoo!! One of the most creative games ever made. Graphics, music, story-line, game play - all brilliant. The humour and creativity in this game was amazing, let's hope the second one does justice to the first.

nuwan_ag
nuwan_ag

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skitchrick
skitchrick

hey cayne_phoenix ,try Biglots.... seriously. They have older games for like $5. I've seen it there.

Phobos_45
Phobos_45

omg its about friggin time! i loved the first one sooo much. hopefully the second won't dishonor the franchise

cjothom
cjothom

Very, very, very awesome! Cannot wait for this game to come out!

nappan
nappan

Oh, while we're ressurecting classics, is it too much to ask for another DOTT (Day Of The Tentacle) game? God that was fun.

nappan
nappan

GOOD! This game had good gameplay for the time, and the rest was like Psychonauts on a bad trip... in a good way. That said, given American McGee lately, my hopes are about as destroyed as poor Alice's psyche.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

cant wait for this new game to pop out. the first one was amazing

jweed
jweed

I can see it being Sucktastic

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

if this is a sequel, hope they dont try and tie-in the story too closely with the first one, mainly because i havent played the first one... dont boo me on this one, it is impossible to find a copy in stores...

Inconnux
Inconnux

American Mcgee games are a hit and miss affair... hopefully it will be a hit :)

ptown58
ptown58

Great game, a second one could be great too.

Hellfire93
Hellfire93

Awesome, down the rabbit hole into horrorland..

Lord_Havoc_
Lord_Havoc_

OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!! l LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH !!!!!!!! GO McGEE !!!!!!!!!!! YOU OWN THE GAMES WORLD !!!!! love this game ever since it was announced, it's my favorite game ever, this guy pwnd the devs of all games ever, it was the most popular game of the year in 2k l'm gonna monitor the works and EA better not screw this or they gonna get so many flames they will die ;]

Absinthe-abuser
Absinthe-abuser

Hopefully the Cheshire Cat resurrects (with its Head) ^^ The morbid Atmosphere of the first one was great. Mad, Funny and a little sick... But cause it will be a Crossplatform-Title the PC-Gamers will surely get the low-Res Textures and poor Polycounts like the Console-Versions... Why don´t they go CryEngine 2 (or 3? XD) ^^

simonsworld
simonsworld

this is gonna be cool,should take this game to another level if they get it right.

ryaz_weaponx
ryaz_weaponx

the first alice was amazing, cant wait to c wht the latest has to offer

world69star69
world69star69

Hell Yeah , the First Alice was a blast and really made the Q3 engine shine for that time. It was a great game, very good adaption story and great atmosphere!

marijuana_man2
marijuana_man2

I was anticipating the movie adaptation, but a sequel is fine too.

Darthnaevus
Darthnaevus

God the first one was creepy, especially the school part, and the music oi..... but I guess people like creepy stuff

UltimateRAGEX
UltimateRAGEX

I've never even heard of Alice, so I couldn't care less.

nuke939
nuke939

Duuuuude I loved American McGees version of Alice - It made my year I can't WAIT for this, it'll be incredible

DeadManRollin
DeadManRollin

Unfortunately, when the original game was around, my machine couldn't handle it. But now I have a decent rig, so I guess I'll check it out.

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

@ Gameking 500 It's never to late. With the current generation of game engines this will surely rock.