Damn it, I never played the first one.
You're not alone. Plenty of gamers were eyeing up the backwards compatibility lists to work out whether or not to play the original Alice, but creator American McGee has confirmed that all versions of his upcoming platformer Alice: Madness Returns will include a code to download the original.
There’s also going to be pretty significant release, 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 play through the entire original game alongside playing Madness Returns. - American McGee to CVG
Awesome. Why not check out Matt's recent hands-on preview to whet your appetite?