SEGA Announces ‘Alpha Protocol’ RPG for PS3, Xbox 360

The brains and brawn behind Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II The Sith Lords and Neverwinter Nights 2 have announced a new project under development for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the PC.

Alpha Protocol will be a new intellectual property RPG game set in the modern world of espionage. Players will step into the shoes of Michael Thorton, a young agent cast out by his government who is unaware of the vital information Michael possesses that can stop an impending catastrophic event.

As in Fable, the decisions players make during the course of the game will determine what kind of agent Michael ultimately becomes. How deep this transformation runs remains to be seen.

“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.”

Check out the April issue of Game Informer magazine for the world-exclusive first look. Alpha Protocol is expected in stores sometime in early 2009.

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