Having survived numerous delays and a total re-engineering, Ubisoft's post-apocalyptic survival adventure I Am Alive is heading to Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network this winter, unless it doesn't.

Considering the game's history, I can't help but be skeptical when Ubisoft announces a release window. Hopefully this time around they're really, really serious, and we'll finally be able to help our everyman hero find his wife and daughter a year after the post-apocalyptic "Event".

The following quote is not the "Event".

"We know people have been waiting for this game to arrive, and we believe it's going to be worth the wait," said Adam Novickas, Director of Marketing at Ubisoft. "I Am Alive presents a unique take on the post-apocalyptic, survival genre by creating more complex and emotional situations for the player. Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network are the perfect platforms to leverage the mature and challenging experiences of the game."

The announcement is accompanied by an extended version of the trailer leaked last month, featuring plenty of climbing, fighting, and just plain surviving. It looks like something I really want to play, so here's hoping Ubisoft doesn't kill it.


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