Back in June, the Australian Classification Board gave some insight, let alone signs of life, into the long lost Ubisoft-developed survival game, I Am Alive. While the extent of that insight went no further than giving it a 15+ rating and saying it would contain “strong violence,” the US counterpart, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, or ESRB, has the juicier details.
The ESRB rates the game Mature, and you will understand why in just a moment. It describes the title as a third-person action game in which players assume the role of a man looking for his family in a post-apocalyptic world, also known as Chicago. Players “traverse through city ruins and use a machete to kill human enemies in melee-style combat,” accompanied by “realistic gunfire, slashing sounds, and cries of pain.” In addition, players will be able to perform “finishing moves,” such as “throat slashing, impaling, pistol-whipping,” ever so highlighted by dramatic “close-up camera angles” and “increased player control,” otherwise known as QTEs (QuickTime Events) or “on-screen prompts with button-press sequences.”
Oh, sexual themes are to be encountered as well, alongside people yelling curse words.
I Am Alive is set for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, although at this point it’s anyone’s guess as to when. No joke.