The much talked-about post-apocalyptic survival actioner I Am Alive
from Ubisoft finally has a light at the end of its long and storied development tunnel, with the publisher revealing the digital-only game will be arriving on Xbox Live Arcade, March 7, 2012, for 1200 Microsoft Points (around AU$20).
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.
In I Am Alive, players will be challenged by both the environment and the 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 utilise intimidation - cowards are easily swayed with an empty gun, while other enemies will put players to the test.
Originally revealed at E3 2008 as a project headed by Ubisoft's Jade Raymond, the game disappeared into the proverbial post-apocalyptic dust, rearing its head only through rumour and speculation until Ubisoft confirmed that the game was still very much alive
, last year.
It's still apparently arriving on the PlayStation Network, but Ubisoft has yet to offer any solid release details for Sony's home console.