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EA Unveils New American McGee Alice Title

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EA and the intrestingly named developer Spicy Horse, have announced that an all-new title based on the original Alice titled released back in 2000, is in the works for PC, PS3 and 360.

Here is the official press release below:

EA AND SPICY HORSE RETURN TO WONDERLAND FOR ALL-NEW ALICE TITLE

American McGee and EA Reunite For the Next Chapter in EA’s Classic Alice Franchise

Redwood City, Calif. – 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.”

The original game was noted for it’s twisted, immenesely dark take on Lewis Carroll’s fable with the game’s setting taking players into a considerably more macabre rendition of Wonderland that is brought into being from Alice’s mind. Alice of course being insane due to the death of her parents in a house fire, which in turn led to numerous failed suicide attempts.

Walt Disney this is not.

Sign me up 🙂

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Written by bitsnark

February 20, 2009 at 9:14 am

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