I Am Alive
After the teaser trailer shown at E3 in 2008, this looked to be one of the most promising titles of 2009. Unfortunately for us, Ubisoft have kept their cards close to their chest with this one and very little details were revealed about the game. From the trailer, we managed to establish a major disaster had taken place in Chicago and that players would take control of an everyday man in order to survive.
Readers of the Official UK Xbox 360 Magazine will have noticed there was a preview of the game in Issue 43 (dated February 2009) which details the story magnificently well. In short, the name of the game’s protagonist is Adam Collins, a 27 year old who is on his way to work when the earthquake, measuring at 10.3 on the Richter scale, hits.
Playing in a first-person perspective, Adam finds himself covered in rubble and has to crawl for three days before discovering that the city has become an island, sealed off from the rest of the world. As well as surviving, the earthquake is also a reminder to Adam that he loves his ex-girlfriend, and he attempts to track her down, as well as supplies. To read the full preview, make sure you pick up the issue, currently on sale now. It’s a great read and makes me want to play the game just that little bit more.
If you’ve been keeping up to date with the latest goings on, you may have read that Ubisoft dated I Am Alive for March 2009 though were quick to correct themselves, saying it will release in Ubisoft’s financial year which runs between 1st April 2009 and 31st March 2010, according to VideoGamer. Stay tuned to Console Monster for more details, as we get them.