Has it really been nine years? My, we’ve missed you, Alice. One of my favorite games after the turn of this new century was American McGee’s Alice. His bizzare interpretation of the classic tale was colorful, inventive and frightening! I still have a little Alice doll, with cat “friend,” sometimes used to scare the grandkids.
One of the key lines from McGee’s Alice: “How do you know I’m mad?,” was felt by some to be the designer’s reference to himself. By the way, the Cheshire Cat’s reply to this querie was: “You must be, or you wouldn’t have come here.”
We’re delighted to see that EA has announced a publishing deal for an all-new version of the game – a “dream come true for me,” says McGee. Describing his original effort as “beautiful and daring” (I would wholeheartedly agree), McGee predicts this new trip through the Looking Glass will be “even more exciting.”
From the concept art picture, Alice’s new journey, accompanied by her trusty blade, will be one we’ll be sure to take. The game should be out sometime in 2009 for XBox 360, PS3 and PC platforms. I can’t wait!
Steerpike, doesn’t this pic make you think of Alice scaling the famed water tower in Ypsilanti? 🙂
Thanks, Rooster, for making me spray coffee – through my nose – onto my monitor. It really does remind me of the Ypsi water tower, which I drove by just yesterday on the way to the dentist!
I’ll side with you in Big Big Excitement for this announcement. I loved the original Alice, I wish more people had “gotten” it, because it was a pretty deep game. I’m eagerly looking forward to a new installment.
My only concern is American McGee’s recent track record – Bad Day L.A. was particularly egregious. Everyone’s allowed a few mistakes, though, and his work on the original was so brilliant I’m happy to give him a second chance.
For years I used an Evil Alice windows theme (wallpaper, etc.). Just went looking & found it at ThemeDoctor.com. “Amalice” files date back to 2001 so may not work on large widescreens but I’ll try it. Such fond memories of that horrid grinning cat briefly peeping out from a black screen in the screensaver.
oooo yummy… can’t wait!
i had such a great ride with Alice1 *sigh*