SAN FRANCISCO (June 1, 2010) –SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Alpha Protocol is now available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC. The long awaited espionage title, developed by world-renowned studio Obsidian Entertainment, takes the role-playing genre into the murky, deadly underworld of terrorism and sinister conspiracies.
In Alpha Protocol the player is Michael Thornton, a rookie spy tasked with tracking down a group of fanatical terrorists behind a tragic missile attack on a passenger jetliner. Soon though, Thorton discovers there are much more devious forces at work, and before he realizes it, he is pulled into a dark and dangerous conspiracy orchestrated by ruthless, corrupt businessmen determined to control the fate of the world. He must use every tool and skill at his disposal to stop a cartel hell bent on shaping the world as they see fit.
Thornton has access to the latest in military weaponry and possesses tremendous raw physical and mental capacities, but it’s completely up to the player to develop his abilities and determine how he interacts with every character in a vast, exotic real world locales. Alpha Protocol breaks new ground in gaming with the implementation of a decision-based mechanic where the player’s every action and choice shapes the outcome of the game and its constantly evolving story. No two players will experience the game in the same way.
“Alpha Protocol tweaks the RPG formula in a way that makes the world lifelike and ultimately unforgettable,” said Mike Hayes, CEO of SEGA of America and SEGA Europe. “For the first time in videogames, players will feel like they are a real spy, where fooling an enemy operative is every bit as life-or-death as explosive firefights. Obsidian has delivered a game that points to a new direction for the genre.”
Alpha Protocol is available now. For screenshots, please visit the SEGA FTP site at http://www.sega-press.com. For more information visit www.alphaprotocol.com.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American Publishing 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’s global website site is located at www.sega.com.