I Am Alive gameplay details dropped by ratings board

Ubisoft's post-apocalyptic action game features sexual abuse, machetes, QTEs

The Electronic Software Ratings Board has leaked more info on forthcoming Ubisoft action game I Am Alive. Expect adult dialogue, bloody melee and QTEs on your journey through this particular post-apocalyptic wasteland. Novel stuff, no?

The US certification board describes the rumoured-to-be-canned title as "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."

I Am Alive underwent a complete reboot in January 2010 to incorporate Splinter Cell: Conviction technology, rendering the E3 trailer below obsolete. Any speculations on what they've changed?

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[via Eurogamer]