Alice: Madness Returns May Have Been Removed from Steam Accidentally
Alice: Madness Returns is the sequel to American McGee’s Alice. It was delisted on Steam in 2016 because of some issues with the DRM Publisher Electronic Arts. Fortunately for fans, the game made a comeback just this February.
It was able to stay on Steam for less than four months. However, Valve took it down again. “At the request of the publisher, Alice: Madness Returns is no longer available for sale on Steam,” read its Steam page.
Since its removal, Alice: Madness Returns fans were quick to put the blame on EA once again. However, it would seem that the removal of the title from the PC service all boils down to one simple mistake. “In trying to remove Akaneiro from Steam, all the other Spicy Horse games also got removed,” American McGee wrote on social media. “We are reaching out to Support and trying to get this resolved.”
Akaneiro has somewhat became unplayable. According to multiple reports, this is primarily because of a login problem. It has come to light that, so far, the only way to circumvent the issue was to do an “ugly hack.” Moreover, the game’s servers also kept going down.
It would seem that devs removed Alice: Madness Returns completely by accident. If this is truly the case, fans are hopeful that devs restore it soon. The game does remain available on Origin, as well as on Game Pass via EA Play.
The game follows the story of Alice, whose mind is in tatters. She returns to Wonderland with hopes of finding what the real world could not provide. Unfortunately, Wonderland has suffered as well. A great evil has descended upon the land. It is her task to save what once was her beautiful refuge, and herself, from the all-consuming madness.
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