Alice: Madness Returns Officially Unveiled

BOOM widget 135761During the EA Studio Showcase, famed-developer American McGee took the stage to officially reveal the previously announced sequel to the cult-hit American McGee's Alice.

Now branded Alice: Madness Returns, the twisted sequel is currently in development by American McGee's start-up studio (and developer of the episodic Grimm series) Spicy Horse Games and will be published as part of the EA Partners program for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2011.

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Alice: Madness Returns takes place ten years after the events of the original title as the lead character struggles "to recover from the emotional trauma of losing her entire family in a fatal fire."

After a stint in an insane asylum, Alice is released and "embarks on a mission to root out the true cause of her family's mysterious death, jumping from a gloomy and stark London to a rich and provocative Wonderland."

Sound mysterious and moody, as an Alice game should. Sadly, the trip down the rabbit hole -- which does not include American McGee's name in the title -- is still far from our grasp.