Nine years ago game designer American McGee gave us a unique take on the world of Alice in Wonderland with the release of Alice. Instead of being an updated version of the classic tale the game had a now orphaned Alice in a mental institution after she attempted to kill herself. Alice is eventually rescued by the White Rabbit who needs her help to save Wonderland which is now a wasteland due to the rule of the Queen of Hearts.
The game featured a Tim Burton-esque art style that still managed to feel original partly because the game was pretty damn dark from a visual and narrative perspective. Now nine years later Electronic Arts, who published the first game, is planning an Alice sequel for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Details on the project are scarce but this recently released teaser trailer for the project does shine some light on things as Alice still seems to be struggling with things as a psychologist is trying to diagnosis her.
There’s not much to gather from the trailer other than the tone of the game once again looks to be quite creepy and the claymation that was used for the cutscene is a nice change of pace compared to the CG we’re used to.
Return of Alice is set for a 2011 release.