Ubisoft recently announced that I Am Alive, a post-apocalyptic action/adventure game, is coming to PSN and XBLA 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. I can’t wait to see what they do with this game, we first heard about this game several years ago and it seems to have had some difficulties but hopefully that is all worked out now. It’s always hard to tell how game’s like this will translate to a download only title but the game seems very visceral and raw, at least from the trailer.
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.