Congratulations to our friends over at Sega developer Obsidian on their announcement today that their espionage style RPG Alpha Protocol has gone gold and is headed off to manufacturing. With silky smooth graphics, intense hand to hand combat and third person shooting, this game has quickly gotten itself on our radar. Make sure to take a peek below at the game’s lead character Michael Thorton and see what this title has in store for you.
Alpha Protocol unites role-playing, stealth, and action gameplay into a single experience that captures what it feels like to operate as a modern day spy. With production values on par with a blockbuster action movie, the consequences of the player’s actions in the high stakes underworld of arms dealing can be explosive. Perhaps unleashing on suspected terrorists with the Pentagon’s latest weaponry is the best move… or maybe just stay in the shadows and stay cryptic in your interactions. There isn’t a single correct approach.
Alpha Protocol ups the stakes in the RPG genre with the integration of the innovative Dynamic Stance System (DSS), dialogue tech that allows the player to pick a ‘stance’ instead of a direct answer. Players need to think on their feet, because in Alpha Protocol a key weapon IS choice – and every decision not only shapes your relationships with in-game characters, but it changes the entire world around you.
For those who don’t know, Obsidian Entertainment has earned itself quite the pedigree. It holds the honor of having developed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Neverwinter Nights 2 and the two Neverwinter expansions.
They are also the developer of the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas. Alpha Protocol will be their first original IP and having seen what they have done in the past on RPGs, we can’t wait to get our hands on this one. Alpha Protocol is currently slated for a June 1st release date for the XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Until then, check out the trailer below.