Heeey, kids, how’s that for a lazy title? I know, right? Anyways:
Electronic Arts and Spicy Horse are launching Alice: Madness Returns on June 14th, and with each new bit of information released, I get more and more excited for it. Today, we’ve got a shiny new trailer showcasing some of the beautifully disturbed art we’ll see as we play through the game. Watch Alice on a raft with the Mad March Hare. Falling-out eyeballs are involved. It’s pretty damned neat:
If you’re interested in playing this, but haven’t played its predecessor, American McGee’s Alice, yet, well then fear not, because each copy of Alice: Madness Returns will contain an online pass that allows you to download the first game for free. If you buy Alice: Madness Returns used without a valid pass in the box, then the download can be obtained for just $10. And 10 dolla is a small price to pay for the greatness that is Alice, trust me. This marks the first time that American McGee’s Alice will be available on consoles like this, and since I’ve not played it in about a decade, I’m definitely pleased the download is included so I can do a refresher run before getting into Madness Returns. Oy, such a deal! This download won’t be available on its own on XBLA or PSN, however – at least, not immediately. I think that’d be a pretty worthwhile addition, though, so hopefully they’ll make that option available to folks after Madness Returns has been out for a little while.
And if you’re a PC gamer that has yet to played the original Alice, there’s also a goodie for you in the form of Alice: Madness Returns – The Complete Collection. For a cool $49.99, you’ll get both Alice: Madness Returns AND a fully remastered version of the first Alice, which has been out of print for quite a while now.
And speaking of downloadable Alice goodness, there’s another fun thing you’ll get if you pre-order the game from EA Store, Amazon or GameStop – a digital copy of the soundtrack. It’s got a full nine songs, plus a track from former Nine Inch Nails drummer/programmer and current Marilyn Manson keyboardist, Chris Vrenna, which is eminently fitting, since Vrenna composed the score for the first Alice game, as well. Sweet. Hurry up, June 14th!
Image via IGN.