Remember that trailer a couple of years ago that had everyone wondering what the hell it was going to be about? Ubisof’ts I Am Alive debuted a few years ago and the status of the game has been anyone’s guess since then until now. I Am Alive is still alive and now destined for Xbox Live Arcade.
Here’s the new trailer for the game that you can compare to the announcement trailer from 2008. One has to wonder if the project was just too ambitious. Whatever the case may be I’m glad that it didn’t end up being this generation’s Duke Nukem Forever. It is set to arrive this Winter.
Developed by Ubisoft Shanghai, I Am Alive was engineered to create a convincing, post-disaster world in which players are faced with thought-provoking choices.
I Am Alive follows an everyman’s journey to find his wife and daughter, who were lost during the “Event.” A year later, he finds Haventon, his hometown, in shambles. Buildings are destroyed, toxic ash fills the streets, and society has been torn, causing inhabitants to take all necessary actions to survive.
“We know people have been waiting for this game to arrive, and we believe it’s going to be worth the wait,” said Adam Novickas, Director of Marketing at Ubisoft. “I Am Alive presents a unique take on the post-apocalyptic, survival genre by creating more complex and emotional situations for the player. Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network are the perfect platforms to leverage the mature and challenging experiences of the game.”
In I Am Alive, players will be challenged by both their environment and their enemies. Stamina and resource management are key when being exposed to deadly atmospheres and scaling enormous buildings in search of supplies. The unique combat system requires players to utilize intimidation: cowards are easily swayed with an empty gun, while other enemies will put players to the test.