Original American McGee's Alice coming to consoles

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Classic PC adventure American McGee's Alice is finally coming to consoles, according to the game's creator.

    McGee told CVG that retail copies of its forthcoming multiplatform sequel, Alice: Madness Returns, will include a code to download the original game.

    "There's also going to be pretty significant release which is the original Alice brought over to the consoles," explained McGee, "so that a person who's purchased Madness Returns gets a download code and is able to bring Alice 1 onto their console and play through the entire original game alongside playing Madness Returns."

    He didn't mention whether it would also be available separately from the sequel or whether it's been updated at all. Publisher EA has declined to comment.

    American McGee's Alice was a PC-only release back in 2000, winning 8/10 from Eurogamer. Tom Bramwell went hands-on with its belated sequel last month.

    "The world of games has moved on a lot in the past 11 years, and we'll need a little more convincing before we believe Alice has learned enough in the meantime," he wrote.

    "In other words, Madness Returns looks promising, but you might want to give it a sanity check closer to its 14th June release."
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    Hopefully it'll also be on XBLA and PSN as a separate download but this really made the game a must-have. I'll definitely try to buy it as close to launch as possible.
     
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    Not interested in 10 year old PC ports.
     
  3. Guild McCommunist
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    Well it's that plus the new game. It's a nice bonus, if anything.
     
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    Nice, I never got a chance to play the original since I have never really been a PC gamer. It will be nice to play the original before the sequel.
     
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    i still have a copy of
    American McGee's Alice, with its box
     
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    Oh boy, it'll be great to see third person jumping puzzles in the Quake3 engine make a transition onto consoles.
     
  7. DaRk_ViVi

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    Same, and I'm very happy of this news. [​IMG]
     
  8. gumgod

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    They should port the original to Wii that would be news. [​IMG] Still very interesting.
     
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    Is this for the HD consoles only? [​IMG]
     
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    I don't really see why. Mature rated game aimed at a mature audience. Plus I don't think the Wii is the ideal audience for a 10+ year old PC game or its sequel.
     
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    Who says the Wii cant have mature games? -_-'
     
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    It certainly can but they don't sell well at all. I have a feeling if the game was Wii exclusive it'd kill the series.

    Which actually isn't bad since it's THIS close to being absorbed by Tim Burton hipsters who saw his shitfest of a film and think Alice is the darkest thing ever. I've already seen AM's Alice gear at Spencer's and almost threw a fit. I have a feeling this game will be eaten by shit-hipsters and it'll ruin a once great franchise.

    I'll buy it of course though.
     
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    Oh no! I think you have me tad bit wrong. I wouldn't want Alice to be Wii exclusive but I wouldn't mind a port of the first game just for the sake of having it. If the game is 10 years old then I'd imagine it would be fairly easy to do a port. A Wii enhanced version of the original with an art book or some tiny extras would be pretty sweet [​IMG] even if a possible Wii Version was produced in limited quantities.
     
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    ya know, if memory serves me correctly...wasn't the original MG's Alice also available on PS2?

    And as for that hipster comment; as a proud Spencers Employee, I take offense to you assuming all of our customers are lame ass HT shopping newfags that have no idea what dark is. Plus, It's friggin Posters and Shit that are otherwise unavailable to folks like me who don't like doing too much online shopping. I was over-enthused when we got AMA merch in stock. but that's just me I guess.
     
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    Oh wow! This gives me a well enough reason to buy the sequel first, then.
     
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    I still have my cousin's copy, never gave it back to him. I would, but I keep forgetting to bring it every time I visit.

    The game is abnormally hard on anything about Medium for me. Dunno why.

    As for the news, yay.
     
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    What's Alice?
     
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    I spoke to EA Games on the phone and they are claiming to be unaware of this interview he did. The man I spoke to was really helpful and he said he is firing off a number of emails as he thinks the information out there is ambiguous. He said that the only way to get the original Alice as well is to buy the whole thing as a digital download from EA Games as 'Alice: Madness Returns™ - The Complete Collection' He also said that it is unlikely that the original Alice would be anything other than a PC version regardless of whether or not you purchase the xbox, PS3 or PC version. It completely contradicts the American McGee interview in CVG.

    He spoke to numerous people, it was a long call and all said that the only thing you get if you preorder a hard copy is a code to a download of the audiotrack.

    I hope he is wrong but I suspect not.

    EDIT: The follow up to this is that they have now emailed me, and surprise surprise, changed their mind! They now claim that the hard copys of the console versions WILL contain a download of a console version of Alice 1 (as they are calling it). After insisting yesterday that it would not. [​IMG]

    But hard copys of the PC version will not contain such a code or a hard copy of Alice 1. So the only way for PC users to get a copy of both Alice 1 and Alice 2 is as they told me yesterday. To pay extra and buy 'Alice: Madness Returns™ - The Complete Collection' as a completely digital download from EA games. So if you want a PC hard copy of Alice: Madness Returns and you want the download of Alice 1 you have to pay twice, totalling nearly 100 dollars. I hate you EA games.