The producers of Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
and Neverwinter Nights 2
(not to mention the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines)
, Obsidian Entertainment
, are ready to put their extensive and respectable RPG knowledge into a modern environ. The espionage-centric Alpha Protocol
has declassified a Q1 2009 release date (the EB Games pre-order page says it ships 2/17/09
), and it looks like Game Informer magazine has got a lock on the first juicy pics and details
in their April issue which has already been hitting homes.
SEGA AND OBSIDIAN SET TO REDEFINE
THE RPG GENRE WITH ALPHA PROTOCOL
Innovative New Modern Day Espionage RPG Will Set the Bar in 2009
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (March 13th, 2008) – SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe Ltd. and Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. announced today a new espionage role-playing game set in the modern world - Alpha Protocol™. Developed by award-winning development studio Obsidian Entertainment, makers of smash hits including Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II The Sith Lords™ and Neverwinter Nights 2™, Alpha Protocol is slated for an early 2009 release for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PCs.
“SEGA is very excited to be introducing a new type of gaming experience to next-gen consumers,” stated Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing for SEGA of America, Inc. “With ground-breaking new RPG action and an interactive storyline matching the best spy-thrillers, Alpha Protocol delivers a true next-generation RPG experience.”
Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so means he must cut himself off from the very people he is sworn to protect. As players determine how to accomplish different objectives, the decisions made and actions taken in each mission will ultimately transform the type of secret agent Michael Thorton will become. Every choice the player makes as Michael Thorton will carry consequences for his future and the fate of the world.
“Alpha Protocol blends Obsidian’s knack for intricate story, engrossing characters, and significant character advancement with fast-paced modern combat,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “Alpha Protocol embraces everything we enjoy about making RPGs from a fresh perspective. We are confident our talented staff at Obsidian will enable us to deliver this exciting RPG experience.”
For more information, screenshots and assets please visit the official Alpha Protocol website at http://www.alphaprotocol.com and the SEGA Press FTP site at http://segapr.segaamerica.com. Alpha Protocol is also available for pre-order at www.gamestop.com.