I Am Alive rated, detailed by ESRB

Ubisoft's survival game given M classification from US ratings group; third-person action title to include melee combat and finishing moves.

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In late June, the Australian government's Office of Film and Literature Classification Board rated Ubisoft's survival game I Am Alive, indicating the project had not been abandoned. Now, the United States' Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has also classified the game, revealing new gameplay details as well.

"Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language" in a postapocalyptic world.

The ESRB's new listing for I Am Alive sheds further light on the project, describing the title as a third-person action game that casts players as a man searching for his family in a postapocalyptic world. The ESRB assigned an M-for-Mature rating to I Am Alive for "Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language."

In addition, the ESRB's listing for the Chicago-set I Am Alive indicates the title will feature melee combat and "finishing moves." Some of these grisly maneuvers--quick-time events during which the camera zooms in--include throat-slashing, impaling, and pistol-whipping, according to the listing.

I Am Alive was first spoken of at the 2008 Electronic Entertainment Expo, at which time the game was scheduled to be released in 2009. The last official word concerning I Am Alive came in 2009, when Ubisoft announced that development duties on the game had shifted from Paris-based Darkworks to Ubisoft Shanghai.

For more on the title, check out its debut trailer, embedded below.

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