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Alice: Madness Returns revealed, trailer

Sequel to the twisted year 2000 PC game, American McGee's Alice

It's been 10 years since American McGee's Alice hit PC, and EA's resurrected the series with an expectedly dark and twisted sequel, Alice: Madness Returns, in development at Shanghai-based Crazy Horse Games.

The new Alice game, this time set for PS3 and Xbox as well as PC, is an action adventure that "follows Alice on a journey through a wildly corrupted and shattered Wonderland to uncover the truth behind her haunted past and tortured psyche", taking place 10 years after the original, according to the PR.

Here's the full skinny on the rather interesting plot:

"Alice: Madness Returns takes place 10 years after the conclusion of the original game, with Alice struggling to recover from the emotional trauma of losing her entire family in a fatal fire. After spending a decade institutionalized in an insane asylum, she is finally released to the care of a psychiatrist who just may be able to help her conquer the nightmarish hallucinations that still haunt her. Alice embarks on a mission to root out the true cause of her family's mysterious death, jumping from a gloomy and stark London to a rich and provocative Wonderland."

Expect "highly-detailed elaborate worlds" and "a cast of off-beat characters" along with "epic battles with deadly weapons and sinister villains," in the game that promises to be just as dark and sinister as its predecessor, as the trailer below would testify.

The release is currently set at a vague "2011".

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