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Alice Sequel Teaser Was Fake.

aliceWell here we go folks. Two days ago several websites (mine included) posted a teaser for Alice 2. I wasn’t entirely convinced if was official but it was enough to raise my hopes up. Now American McGee has posted on his website that the teaser is a fake.

Here’s what he said:

“Yesterday, a few sites picked up a video of Alice made by one of our fans and confused it as an official trailer of Alice 2, I wanted to clear up any confusion — as I mentioned in my post it was unofficial, and does not represent any of the final art direction or story elements in Alice 2. We look forward to sharing information on the game in the future.”

The one positive is the last sentence in that post. Let’s get hoping!

November 4, 2009 Posted by | PC News, Video Game News | , , | Leave a comment

American McGee’s Alice Sequel to Hit 2011!!

aliceI had pretty much given up on this but I guess Tim Burton’s upcoming remake of Alice in Wonderland helped greenlight the project.

Today though we were given the first (official looking) teaser for the sequel to the 200o cult hit. Details are still few but we know the game is supposed to hit in 2011 and it looks like it will be based on Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to the original book by Lewis Carroll.

The look is very different with a sort of stop-motion feel to it and we don’t know much about the sound. I really hope Chris Vrenna returns for the soundtrack because Alice’s is still one of my all time favorite. The voice of the Cheshire Cat doesn’t sound the same but I really hope it is because, again, Alice had some of the best voice work ever made in a game.

Anyway enjoy the teaser and cross fingers!

November 2, 2009 Posted by | PC News, Video Game News | , , , | Leave a comment

American McGee’s Alice Sequel Confirmed!

thumb_49553Nine years! Nine long years I’ve been waiting for this! After playing Alice back in 2000 I was hooked completely by it’s ambiance and amazing voice-acting and I had been on the fence for the next American McGee project…. Very late indeed!

Sadly after being so excited about Oz (ooh how great that would have been, I can’t imagine what they would have come up with for the Scarecrow and “if only i had a heart“), the project got canceled. Then a bit out of the blue came Grimm which, after the excitement of the first minutes prove really lackluster. And now…at last!

I have two theories as to why this happened now. The first is that EA is planning to bank on the release of Tim Burton’s remake of Alice (which has the potential to be just as weird) and release the game around the same time as the movie. The second is more of a feeling than a fact, when Dead Space was released last year it reminded me of that late year 2000 when EA released Alice but also Clive Barker’s Undying, a lovely scary FPS with a great ambiance, within a few month of each other.
It made for a grittier and edgier EA more in tune with independent projects.

I can’t wait for more details and I hope that Chris Vrenna and Roger Jackson are back on the project. Please?..pretty please?

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P.S: Did I mention I have all the action-figures from the game?

February 24, 2009 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

RetroBeats Session 15 Out!

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This week I take a look at some spooky and moody tunes just in time for All Hallow’s Eve… Well not exactly just in time becaue it was a bit delayed in posting but one can still enjoy darker tunes all year long

So please head over to Retroware TV and enjoy this longer session featuring MediEvil, Alone in the Dark, Shadow of the Beast, Castlevania and more.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | retrobeats | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment