I Am Alive is alive, coming to XBLA/PSN this winter

I Am Alive is... alive! Since the first information on Ubisoft's adventure title was released a few years back, the publisher has kept news on the game very, very quiet. Its lack of a showing at trade shows and conventions lead many to believe that it had simply been cancelled. That's actually not the case, according to Ubisoft. Instead, the publisher has reworked the game, and is not only moving forward with it, but it's gunning for a 'winter' release for the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

"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, who apparently hasn't read any of the reviews for Duke Nukem Forever. "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."

Ubisoft has also released a trailer for the title, which shows off some gameplay and awesome, gigantic enviornments. It looks like a lot of the time in I Am Alive will be spent trying not to die, which, we suppose, makes sense, considering the title. It wouldn't be all that appropriate if it ended up being a kart racer, would it?

Sep 29, 2011


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  • Spybreak8 - September 30, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    I'm guessing Ubi did really well with From Dust's XBLA/PSN sales so that's why I Am Alive will be there as well. That looks like it'll be similar to Assassin's Creed and hey I'm all for that.
  • jennyleezy - September 30, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    It looks like there'll be climbing mechanics similar to Ubisoft's hit, Assassin's Creed. Sure will fit well with this game :D recaptcha: agents weekledg --> hmm, haven't heard about AGENT too...
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 29, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    This actually looks pretty good.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 29, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Sorta like Metro 2033 meets Enslaved.
  • Blackhawk032 - September 29, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    WHAT? this is only a downloadable title? I remember seeing this in GameInformer years ago and being excited cause it sounded so cool. oh well I guess it will save me money...
  • Z-man427 - September 29, 2011 6:21 p.m.

    I knew this wasn't dead about a year ago when I translated that one achievement in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood that said "I Am Alive". I just knew it was referring to this game. Well played, Ubisoft. Well played indeed.
  • taokaka - September 29, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    Finally a release date, WOOOOT! now if only Amy got a release date then I'd be set on psn games.
  • Baron164 - September 29, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    Looks interesting, I'm definitely curious to see how it is when it comes out. If the reviews are positive I'll definitely try it out.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - September 29, 2011 3:30 p.m.

    Looks pretty great to me. I'm a little worried since it went through a bit of development hell, but for an XBLA game it looks surprisingly good.
  • kingsmikefan - September 29, 2011 2:16 p.m.

    Ubi usually puts a lot more money and effort into these kinds of titles, so I'm looking forward to it.
  • pkozyra64 - September 29, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    I was interested before they announced that it was an XBLA title...
  • ultimatepunchrod - September 29, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    this looks pretty cool ill wait for reviews though since it's been in development H*** for a while and it started as a full retail release i believe.
  • Darkhawk - September 29, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    Ubisoft Shanghai is a suspect developer - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, anyone? - but Ubi more generally is responsible for Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed, so here's hoping!
  • IsaacShadow - September 29, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    I think that looks awesome. A pure a survival game.
  • mattgindago - September 29, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    I'm disappointed in the re-work. The original was bright, and saturated. This looks like every other game that is trying to be gritty. In the original, we got a guy who was trying to survive, and get out of Chicago following an earthquake. That story seemed a lot more compelling.
  • omnilion - September 29, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    This is the mystery trailer that was shown a week or two back, isn't it? I know I've seen this before, it can't just be a deja vu.
  • Darth_Griffin - September 29, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    Hmmmmm I liked the original trailer better. It was about a man who had survived an epic disaster and was trying to reach help as well as reach his wife. This just seems to be another Fallout. But without most of the history and cultural stylings.
  • RoeTaKa - September 29, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    This looks like what I expected Disaster:Day of Crisis to be like, actually looks really good. Hoping for this one.
  • Gahmah - September 29, 2011 11:41 a.m.

  • Vulneratus - September 29, 2011 4:33 p.m.

    ... The game based on the movie based on the book... but yeah thats what I thought when I saw it first as well

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