American McGee’s Alice Will Be $10 On PSN And Xbox Live Arcade

By Spencer . April 20, 2011 . 7:57am

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It’s official, American McGee’s Alice will be re-released on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade on June 14. The original Alice will cost 800 Microsoft Points ($10) or $9.99 on PSN.

 

If you pick up Alice: Madness Returns you get American McGee’s Alice too. Electronic Arts packed a one time use registration code inside the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions that buyers can redeem to access Alice. You still need the Alice: Madness Returns disc to access the original game, though. This bonus only applies to new copies, unless you’re lucky enough to find a second hand disc with an unredeemed code.

 

Alice: Madness Returns comes out on June 14 in North America.

 

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  • Christian Wright

    that is a VERY good deal

  • ffboi7

    I notice EA has been doing this a lot with their games. Medal of Honor (2010)/Medal of Honor: Frontline. Dead Space 2/Dead Space: Extraction. Now Alice:Madness Returns/Alice. Its a great idea! I love it I hope they continue to do it xD

    • [The Hunter] Doomrider

      Shadows of the Damned/KILLER 7

      … I wish.

    • BadenBadenPrinny

      Too bad I can’t just get the MoH: Frontline port by itself

  • malek86

    “You still need the Alice: Madness Returns disc to access the original game, though.”

    What? In this case, for the same price, it would be a lot more convenient to get the game second-hand and then buy Alice off XBLA. At least your digital download won’t be connected to a game that you might want to re-sell later.

    Unless… they mean this is only accessible to people who buy the game at all? How annoying. Betcha they will eventually make it available for everyone though.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      I believe this is going to be similar to how Dead Space: Extraction works for PS3. Even after you install the game to your PS3 you still need the disc to play it.

      To be crystal clear, Alice will be available for everyone as a digital download via PSN or XBLA for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points respectively. You do not need to purchase Alice: Madness Returns if you only want Alice.

      • malek86

        But DSE wasn’t a download code, right? So you could also find it in used copies too?

        Anyway, if that’s the case, it would make a separate buy much preferable. I don’t see how they could have thought something like that would be good.

        • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

          That is correct for Dead Space: Extraction however you had to register an online pass code to play Dead Space 2 online. Used copies of the game, unless the owner was really generous, probably didn’t come with it and would have to be bought separately.

          Since Alice: Madness Returns is not a multiplayer game, EA applied a similar strategy by selling Alice 1 separately and giving it as a bonus with new copies.

      • http://twitter.com/Buuhan1 Kyle Fedora

        Actually, I’m hearing elsewhere that Alice 1 will only be PURCHASABLE and PLAYABLE from within Madness Returns Main Menu. So rather you’d spend $10 or get it for free, your only choice to play the first game is via the disc for Madness.

  • http://www.twitter.com/christaran Chris Taran

    This is a game I will absolutely be getting when it gets a price drop. Think it looks great.

  • AzureNova

    This is madness! lol

  • xxx128

    There was a time before dlc, when companies bundled older games for free :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

      What time exactly are you speaking of, because I certainly don’t remember it.

  • Pichi

    Good news! Now I’m at ease.

  • Xeahnort

    “You still need the Alice: Madness Returns disc to access the original game”

    EA is now in my boo-list

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBFtdYqVpl4&feature=related

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

      It’s to stop people from buying the game, downloading the other game, and then getting their money back, thus getting a free game. It’s a smart move by EA and I approve of it.

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