The long-waited follow up to the eleven year-old Alice is just around the corner, or at least we hope. Spicy Horse will be returning to make sure the game stands up to the original, which was praised for its stunning art style, soundtrack, and twisted take on the classic Alice in Wonderland story.
The story takes place eleven years after its predecessor. Alice has been released by Rutledge Asylum and is now in London under the care of a psychologist. The memories of her parents' deaths haven't faded and continue to haunt her to the point of constant hallucinations that have brought her to the verge of madness. Thus, Alice returns to Wonderland, but it has become even more twisted that it was before. Check out the full preview here!
Don't let the PSP exclusivity fool you. The 3rd Birthday is a true follow-up to the Parasite Eve series, though much of the survival horror elements have been replaced with more action-centric gameplay. In it you play as Aya Brea, the protagonist from the first two games, who must again survive against an onslaught of creatures, called the Twisted, that has invaded Manhattan. The 3rd Birthday has been described as a "cinematic action-RPG" and will include the over-the-shoulder combat system that was made popular by Resident Evil 4, and a special ability dubbed Overdrive that lets you take control of another person.
The 3rd Birthday is slated for release in the first quarter of 2011. Look here to read our full preview.