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American McGee’s Alice to be reborn

Thursday, 19th February 2009 21:17 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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EA and American McGee are to release a follow-on title to Alice. This is pretty awesome news, popstars.

It’s in development for PC, PS3 and 360.

“This new project is a dream come true for me and the fans who’ve kept the Alice flame alive,” said McGee.

“EA gave us creative latitude and support on the original game which resulted in something beautiful and daring. This trip through the looking glass promises to be even more exciting.”

The original was released in 2000, and was subject of probably the greatest Old Man Murray review of all time. Old skool, right here.

Press release after the break.

EA AND SPICY HORSE RETURN TO WONDERLAND
American McGee and EA Reunite For the Next Chapter in EA’s Classic Alice Franchise
Guildford, UK. – February 19, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Spicy Horse today announced that they have signed a publishing deal for an all-new title based on EA’s 2000 classic, American McGee’s Alice™. The game reunites EA with American McGee, the creative visionary behind the original game. The new title is in development for the PC, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game console.

“This new project is a dream come true for me and the fans who’ve kept the Alice flame alive,” said American McGee, senior creative director at Spicy Horse. “EA gave us creative latitude and support on the original game which resulted in something beautiful and daring. This trip through the looking glass promises to be even more exciting.”

“EA Partners is thrilled to team up with American McGee and Spicy Horse on the next installment of the Alice franchise,” said David DeMartini, senior vice president and general manager of EA Partners. “American McGee’s interpretation of Alice was an instant classic, and EA Partners is ready to help him bring his innovative vision for the franchise to even darker, more exciting places.”

Spicy Horse was represented in the deal by CAA and Weissman Wolff.

For more information, please visit EA’s press Web site at http://info.ea.com or Spicy Horse’s Web site at http://spicyhorse.com

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  1. SplatteredHouse

    That’s fantastic that this is returning! The first game was really cool. Perhaps the Alice movie will be made now, too? :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I’m properly excited. Awesome news.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    I loved the first game. Was superbly dark. :)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    *jumps up and down in seat*

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Aretak

    I always thought the first one looked really good, but I never got a chance to play it. Nice to see EA funding something like this.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Mike

    /hasn’t heard of it

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Oh, nice! The first one was intriguing, but ultimately being PC-only made it impossible for me to play.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. JonFE

    The original was more than great. An awesome twisted vision of Wonderland showing that even classics can feel fresh if handled in an imaginative way.

    IMHO McGee’s following projects didn’t have the same spark. I really hope this will be his return to form.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    I’m pretty sure I never finished it because it kept crashing on me. PC games, eh?

    *sucks teeth*

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Tiger Walts

    Used the Quake 3 engine I believe, had some great set pieces and above par voice acting for its time.

    #10 6 years ago