American McGee's Alice set for an encore

If you were into PC games nine years ago, chances are you remember American McGee's Alice. The action platformer dragged players through a darkened version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland universe, with twisted renditions of familiar characters and settings, not to mention a haunting industrial soundtrack by former Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna.

Well, all these years later, a sequel is finally on the way. As Shacknews reports, American McGee's new studio, Spicy Horse, and EA Partners have released a video teasing Return of Alice. The video has a stop-motion style and shows an older Alice having relapsed into mental illness:

Fans will recognize the grim-looking Cheshire Cat, who was a central (and inexplicably friendly) character in the first game. The sequel looks primed for a 2011 release, and Shacknews says you can expect to play it on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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