I Am Alive Still Exists, Is Rated by ESRB

I assume someday we’ll get to see another trailer for I Am Alive, or that Ubisoft will, like, say something about it, but until then we know it’s coming out because it keep getting rated, first in Australia and now here in the US.

The game got an M for “Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language.” Sounds awesome. Here’s the full description, in which we can larn a thing or two about the game:

This is an action game in which players assume the role of a man who must find his family in a post-apocalyptic world. From a third-person perspective, players traverse through city ruins and use a machete to kill human enemies in melee-style combat. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, slashing sounds, and cries of pain; characters emit brief splashes of blood when hit. Players have the ability to kill or knock unconscious wounded/vulnerable enemies via finishing moves (e.g., throat slashing, impaling, pistol-whipping); these scenes are highlighted by close-up camera angles and increased player control (e.g., on-screen prompts with button-press sequences). During the course of the game, players encounter women who can be saved from nearby enemies; sexual mistreatment is sometimes implied in the dialogue (e.g., “These guys kept me as their pet, or mascot, or something.”). One sequence depicts the background silhouette of a man fondling and threatening a captured female survivor; the exchange includes phrases such as “Do you hear me? Don’t touch me!” and “Don’t be like that. You know I can make your life a lot easier if you would just cooperate.” The words “p*ssy,” “f**k,” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.

The ESRB lists the platforms as PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The last rumor we heard said it was console-only, so this is good news. But, then again, this is Ubisoft, and so the PC version will be out three weeks after the console versions.

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1 Comment on I Am Alive Still Exists, Is Rated by ESRB


On September 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

“But, then again, this is Ubisoft, and so the PC version will be out three weeks after the console versions.”

Well, it’s better than it used to be. At least it (hopefully) won’t be six months (or a year – or never – like with Rockstar).