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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

EA Unveals Dante’s Inferno

danteinfernoart678_screenThe world premiere of the trailer aired during the 2008 Video Game Awards which showed us that the game will be based on the famous first part of the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.

In the game the player will go through the 9 circles of Hell which are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, wrath, heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. Not much else has been revealed by now but the game is being developed by EA Redwood Shores, the studio who created Dead Space.

This is a great period for Electronic Arts which reminds me of 2001 when the studio released a lot of great new IPs such as American McGee’s Alice and Clive Barker’s Undying.

Be sure to check out the creepy trailer here.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic First Video Documentary

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Here is the post from the official website.

LucasArts and BioWare today announced that the first video documentary for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will be posted on the game’s official website on Friday, December 12. The video gives an overview of the upcoming story-driven massively multiplayer online PC game set in the timeframe of the Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ franchise and provides the public with its first look at in-game footage

Be sure to check it out tomorrow.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | PC News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment