Alice: Madness Returns returns to Steam after the hack-and-slash title continued to be quietly removed from the online store.
Not every game has been able to make waves in the industry and attract large audiences, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of titles from garnering fan bases. From individual titles like Psychonauts that finally got a sequel thanks to fan support to long-standing platformer franchises like Kao the Kangaroo, video games have spawned numerous cult classics in the past few years. past year. They may not be quite mainstream, but still manage to thrive thanks to an extremely dedicated community. Alice: Madness Returns is a hit game of the classic genre. However, many of its fans were confused and dismayed last week when the title disappeared from Steam.
Action removed without warning from online distribution platform. This isn’t the first time Alice: Madness Returns has been removed from Steam, as in 2016 the game was removed from the store due to verification issues with publisher EA. This year, the original Alice in Wonderland saga was brought back to Steam, only to be removed again shortly after, much to fans of the game and American creator McGee baffled. McGee, who created American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Madness Returns, speculated on Twitter that the problem arose from someone pressing the wrong button. He later revealed that a member of his team instructed Steam Support to “shut down everything”. The issue stemmed from a team member’s belief that games like Alice: Madness Returns had moved to McGee’s new company, Mysterious Inc.
Alice: Madness Returns has returned to Steam after being quietly taken off the platform once again. Its predecessor – Alice is not yet available on Steam. Unlike Madness Returns, the original game was never purchasable on Steam and likely never will be. McGee has also stated on Twitter that he has no idea where fans can buy the game. For gamers looking for a fun hack-and-slash adventure in the Victorian era, Alice: Madness Returns can provide that experience.
There are rumors of a third Alice game from American McGee, but the latest news regarding that title is that it is in the proposal stage, meaning it could still be years before players can return. back to Wonderland with Alice. For those looking for some more Alice content, it was announced in 2022 that there would be a television series based on American McGee’s Alice written by an X-Men writer.
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