Platform: Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, Windows-based PC
Developer(s): Obsidian Entertainment
Release: October 27, 2009 (According to Gamestop)
In the world of espionage, nothing is as it seems in Obsidian Entertainment’s blockbuster RPG thriller, Alpha Protocol™. Players will assume the role of Michael Thorton, a highly skilled government operative trained to eliminate threats to national security. When a mission goes horribly wrong, Thorton is the only one with the information, skills, and contacts required to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so, he will utilize the very government directive that the enemy sought to use to against him – Alpha Protocol.
Featuring a vividly realistic modern-day setting, Alpha Protocol gives players complete control not only of Thorton’s actions but his personality and attitude as well, all of which will determine the future of the world as we know it. Blending fast-paced modern combat, significant character advancement and innovative RPG features, Alpha Protocol brings a fresh new perspective to the genre.
With a story rivaling the best spy-thriller novels and an immersive, ultra-realistic espionage world, Alpha Protocol will redefine the RPG genre for the next-gen gamer. Alpha Protocol is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment – creators of Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II The Sith Lords™ and Neverwinter Nights 2™.
- A morally-complex branching story – The world is not black and white and the story will change based upon how you act in it. By replaying the game with different choices, you will have a very different narrative.
- Dialogue Stance System – The revolutionary new dialog systems allows full control of Thorton’s reactions through emotive controls. However, characters will not always react the same way. He will have to choose carefully in each dialog.
- A Modern Day Role Playing Experience with Action Gameplay – The new RPG system gives players the ability to mold Thorton into the secret agent they want him to become with lethal close-combat techniques, marksmanship abilities, proficiency with spy gadgets, and much more.
- Living, realistic international world that responds to Thorton – Thorton will travel across the globe, encountering mysterious contacts and deadly enemies multiple times over the course of Alpha Protocol’s plot. Depending on his previous interactions with a character or a location, the world’s reactions to him will change, opening new possibilities and gameplay avenues.