After countless waiting and footage, tomorrow marks I Am Alive‘s release on XBLA. You play a man searching for his family after post-apocalyptic doom to find out if they’re still…well…alive. Along the way, you’ll need to help people with water and food in order and stray away from the crazies that want to steal everything from you. In addition to the launch trailer above, Ubisoft has launched a free companion app on the iTunes App Store. The app will come with a map of the area and list of resources to help you find water and food to ensure your survival. No word if it’s coming to Android or WP7 as of now but we’ll let you know if there’s any updates.
If you want to get through the post-apocalyptic gloom, check out I Am Alive this Wednesday for 1200 MSP and don’t forget if you bought the three previous House Party titles, you’ll get 800 MSP back for free. You can also check out the first 15 minutes of the game in action after the jump but if you’re not a fan of spoilers, just wait until tomorrow.
You approach a stranger in I Am Alive‘s Haventon. He’s a dirty, grungy type of wanderer bearing a knife. You could unholster that pistol at your side and unload a few rounds into him. Oh yes, you could do that. Thing is, you might actually only have a few rounds on you. So then what’s your course of action once he’s lying in a pool of his own blood and his menacing buddies come ambling out from around the corner? Uh-oh.
Furthermore, what if the stranger wasn’t a bad guy at all? Judging the true intentions of wanderers in Darkworks’ action-adventure title won’t be easy, and players will have to carefully scope out situations before acting. Well, if they want to live long enough to get a crack at sizing up the next poor soul wandering the city’s wastes they will, anyways.
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Ubisoft’s I Am Alive was on display at this year’s CES convention where new details and screenshots of the game have come to light. As previously explained, the game puts you in the shoes of a character living in a city that’s been brought to its knees by natural disasters that have changed the world and society along with it. Everyday life is about survival and nothing more. If you want to live, you’re going to have to push yourself to your limits and go places you previously thought unimaginable.
Venturebeat.com offers up several gameplay scenarios that I Am Alive will drop players into; What will you do when a small group of people start circling you, obviously planning something? You pull your weapon but the clip is empty. Will you bluff and try to intimidate them? Either they’ll leave you alone or they’ll call you out and things will get messy. The system also works the other way around with players being able to call out potential threats to them as well. Fight and win, fight and lose, run and survive, run and get gunned down? Any number of things can happen and your survival is contingent on what you decide to do.
Yet more information on the games primed for release in this year’s XBLA House Party event has escaped from CES 2012, as well as additional footage of upcoming Kinect party-game Happy Action Theater. Reporting from the consumer tech tradeshow, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson takes a brisk trip around the Microsoft booth, interviewing developers from the five upcoming XBLA titles and exhibiting new footage of their games. It’s well worth a watch.