Alice: Madness Returns to include code for original game

For those of you who missed out on American McGee’s Alice, the delightfully dark PC and MAC-only release that marked EA’s first foray into M-rated games, you’ll get you chance this June 14. The developer has confirmed that the upcoming sequel, Alice: Madness Returns, will ship with a code to download the 2000 original on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

“There’s also going to be [a] pretty significant release which is the original Alice brought over to the consoles 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,” the developer said in an interview with CVG. “There will [also] be DLC in the form of dresses that the player can download and Alice can wear [that] come with special abilities and enhance how you play through the game.”

No word on whether the download code or the dresses will be made available for free, for a fee, or as part of some exclusive pre-order shenanigans, but let’s focus on the positive – American McGee’s Alice is getting ported to consoles. Not that I didn’t enjoy the PC release, but navigating all those perilous ledges and dangling ropes should be a lot less frustrating with a controller. And even if it’s not, I’ll hopefully be distracted by the (fingers crossed) remastered HD graphics of Alice’s twisted trek through the looking glass.