Alice: Madness Returns is the much anticipated follow up (by me, anyway) to 2000’s PC/Mac game American McGee’s Alice – the dark and gritty telling of Alice’s post-Looking Glassadventures in what has now become a twisted version of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. The original game had Alice following an anorexic, pierced Cheshire Cat around a grotesque Wonderland, presumably due to Alice’s inclement insanity, slashing her way through the Red Queen’s guards amongst other familiar faces from Carroll’s universe with a bloody knife, and the sequel delivers more of the same.
It has recently been leaked that the next chapter in the blockbuster Assassin’s creed franchise will be revealed this May. It also appears as though it may be released in Q4 2011, making 2011 the most crowded game release window of all time. Assassin’s creed producer Jade Raymond recently gave an excellent speech at DICE 2011 (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) that G4TV was cool enough to share. If you’re curious at all about game development, marketing, or Canadian girls that look like the Baroness. Check out this video. It’s around 30 minutes long and highly informative.