After much delay, SEGA finally announced today that Alpha Protocol will launch June 1st for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The delay was to give the developer Obsidian more time to refine the game and make it as solid as possible for gamers. Hopefully the delay from October is worth the wait because when I first seen it last year it looked like a fun game and nice addition to the spy type games. Along with this announcement, a new trailer and screenshots were released which are viewable below.
Alpha Protocol is a modern day RPG where players take the role of Michael Thorton, a rookie spy who must find the ones responsible for a missile attack on a passenger jetliner. Throughout the game, players will have to learn who they can trust, or not trust. Make Michael fit your play style with customizable skill sets, attributes and weapons.
*SEGA’S/ ALPHA PROTOCOL, /THE FIRST MODERN DAY ESPIONAGE RPG; TO HIT STORE SHELVES ON June 1^st , 2010 IN NORTH AMERICA*
*SAN FRANCISCO* (February 25, 2010) – SEGA® of America, Inc. is proud to announce that Obsidian Entertainment’s long awaited /Alpha Protocol™ /is hitting store shelves this summer. The espionage game, a fiercely original take on the role playing game genre, will launch in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC on June 1^st , 2010.
“The wait has been worth it/. /It is time for an/ /RPG to go beyond fantasy and space,/” /said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing for SEGA of America. “The genre needs a shot in the arm, and renowned developer Obsidian has delivered. /Alpha Protocol/ will be/ /the absolute best it can be, and we look forward to revealing fresh aspects of it to the community in the upcoming months.”
With a plot torn from today’s headlines and more twists than a season of “24”, /Alpha Protocol/ brings a new level of modern day realism to the world of RPGs. Tasked with uncovering the perpetrators behind a tragic missile attack on a passenger jetliner, players dive into a story rich with characters and locations to discover an international arms-dealing conspiracy. Through their actions and choices, players direct the outcome of the game as they ultimately decide who to befriend, trust or kill.
In /Alpha Protocol/, players assume the role of rookie spy Michael Thorton and are given unprecedented control over the development of his abilities and interactions with other characters. Customizable character skill-sets, attributes and weapons all play an important role in allowing gamers to tailor Thorton to their play-style.
Gamers that pre-order /Alpha Protocol /through GameStop will receive the Exclusive Assault Pack, containing exclusive weapons and ammo like the /UC Regulator /high damage shotgun and /Rittergroupen Grizzly/ high accuracy rifle. For more details visit www.gamestop.com <http://www.gamestop.com>.
/Alpha Protocol/ is set to release on June 1^st , 2010 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information visit http://www.alphaprotocol.com/us/main.php
*_About SEGA® Corporation:_*
SEGA®Corporation is a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home, encompassing consumer business, amusement machine sales and amusement center operations. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA® Corporation’s Web site is located at http://sega.jp.
*_About SEGA® of America, Inc.:_**
*SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com <http://www.sega.com>.
*_About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:_**
*SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com <http://www.sega-europe.com>.
*_About OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT:_*
Obsidian Entertainment is an entertainment software development company passionately dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for PC and console systems. Obsidian was founded in 2003 by five game development veterans who’ve produced, programmed, and/or designed award-winning role playing games for a variety of platforms over the last 15 years. The five founders are: Feargus Urquhart, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Chris Avellone and Chris Jones. Obsidian Entertainment’s Web site is located at www.obsidian.net <http://www.obsidian.net>.
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