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Alpha Protocol

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
64
3.4
Windows
66
3.5
Xbox 360
62
3.1

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Back of Keep Case - Windows (Germany):
    IN DIESEM MODERNEN SPIONAGE-RPG LIEGT DER STORY-VERLAUF GANZ IN IHRER HAND: WOLLEN SIE IHRE GEGNER GEZIELT MANIPULIEREN, DIE FEINDLICHE SEITE LIEBER GETARNT UNTERWANDERN ODER SICH MIT BRACHIALER GEWALT DURCHSETZEN?

    IHRE ENTSCHEIDUNG IST IHRE GEFÄHRLICHSTE WAFFE!

    BESTREITEN SIE IHRE MISSIONEN MIT HILFE VERDECKTER AKTIONEN, WAFFENGEWALT, SABOTAGE-AKTEN UND CHARISMA.

    DER SPIELVERLAUF IST ABHÄNGIG VON IHRER PERSÖNLICHEN VORGEHENSWEISE.

    ERREICHEN SIE IHR EINSATZZIEL MIT ALLEN MITTELN!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108881) on May 16, 2011.

SEGA press release (June 01, 2010):
    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 more information visit www.alphaprotocol.com.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108881) on May 16, 2011.

SEGA press release (February 25, 2010):
    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 1st, 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.

    Alpha Protocol is set to release on June 1st, 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

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108881) on May 16, 2011.

SEGA press release (October 15, 2009):
    SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (October 15, 2009) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announces that Alpha Protocol™, Obsidian Entertainment’s much anticipated RPG will be moving to a spring 2010 release date. Upon its launch Alpha Protocol will be available in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the PC.

    Alpha Protocol is a new take on the RPG genre and from day one the team has been working to make Alpha Protocol a truly unique game for players to experience.” says Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “We’re very happy that SEGA has made the decision to hold back the shipment of the game in order to give it the best chance at becoming the publishing success that we at Obsidian and our partners at SEGA are striving for”.

    “Since the inception of Alpha Protocol, SEGA has recognized the potential for the game to establish itself as an AAA title.” says Masanao Maeda, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. “We’ve worked in conjunction with Obsidian Entertainment in making the decision to move Alpha Protocol's ship date to spring 2010 to ensure that we have the best game possible at launch.”

    Alpha Protocol is an espionage role-playing-game set in the present day. Players assume the role of Michael Thorton, a rookie spy tasked with uncovering the perpetrators behind a tragic missile attack on a passenger jetliner which leads to the unraveling of an international arms-dealing conspiracy. Alpha Protocol gives players “the power of choice” through its unique Dialog Stance System (DSS) which enables players to choose their emotional stance in confrontations throughout the game by being aggressive, suave, or professional in dealing with in-game characters. Through these conversations and interactions you can make allies or enemies and literally change the course of the game. Customizable character skill-sets, attributes and weapons all play an important role in allowing gamers to tailor Michael Thorton to their liking and expand control of their in-game experience.

    For more information on Alpha Protocol visit: http://www.alphaprotocol.com/us/main.php

    For Alpha Protocol assets, visit the SEGA of America Press FTP site: http://segapr.segaamerica.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108881) on May 16, 2011.

SEGA press release (March 13, 2007):

    SEGA And Obsidian Set To Redefine The RPG Genre With Alpha Protocol

    LONDON (March 13th, 2007) - Europe Ltd. and Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. today announced a thrilling new espionage role-playing game set in the modern world - Alpha Protocol. Alpha Protocol is developed by the globally revered and genre defining development studio, Obsidian Entertainment, known for smash hits such as Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and Neverwinter Nights 2. This exciting new game will set the world alight on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PCs in 2009.

    "Alpha Protocol blends Obsidian's knack for intricate stories, 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."

    Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so means he must cut himself off from the very people he is sworn to protect. As players determine how to accomplish different objectives, the decisions made and actions taken in each mission will ultimately transform the type of secret agent Michael Thorton will become. Every choice the player makes as Michael Thorton will carry consequences for his future and the fate of the world.

    "Working with Obsidian Entertainment on a project of this stature is incredibly exciting for SEGA. We have one of the best independent developers working on what will be one of the definitive games of 2009," stated Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe Ltd. "With innovative RPG action and an incredible interactive storyline to match the very best spy-thrillers, Alpha Protocol delivers a heart thumping high definition experience."

    Alpha Protocol is set for global domination on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and PC in 2009.

    For more information on Alpha Protocol, please visit www.alphaprotocol.com. For all SEGA assets for Alpha Protocol and all other SEGA titles, please visit www.sega-press.com.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108881) on May 16, 2011.

Game's page at 1C website):

    Недалекое будущее. Политическая обстановка в мире накалена до предела из-за крайне неприятного инцидента: в небе над Восточной Европой американской ракетой был сбит авиалайнер, совершавший коммерческий рейс. В результате катастрофы все находившиеся на борту погибли. Правительство США официально заявило о непричастности к произошедшему. Одному из самых опытных агентов американских спецслужб Майклу Тортону поручено задание провести расследование и отыскать виновников трагедии, чтобы предотвратить назревающий международный конфликт.

    ***

    В проекте Alpha Protocol игрок получает возможность не только полностью контролировать действия и поведение главного героя, но и определять его отношение к происходящему, что повлияет на развитие событий. Реализованная в игре современная боевая система рассчитана на быстрое принятие решений. Эти интересные особенности в совокупности с возможностью интенсивного развития героя и инновационными ролевыми элементами, тщательно продуманным сюжетом, который может соперничать с лучшими произведениями в жанре шпионского боевика, а также детально проработанным виртуальным миром, где обеспечивается полный эффект присутствия, позволяет назвать Alpha Protocol ролевой игрой нового поколения.

    Суперпрофессионал. Бесклассовая система развития персонажа позволяет игроку сделать из главного героя суперагента с абсолютно любой специализацией: непревзойденного мастера рукопашного боя, великолепного снайпера, виртуоза по обращению со всевозможными техническими устройствами — в общем, профессионала высшего класса в любой области.

    Международный шпионаж. Игроку предстоит путешествовать по всему миру: посещая явочные квартиры, чтобы встречаться с нужными людьми и получать необходимую информацию, он побывает в самых разных уголках планеты, в том числе в Риме, Москве, Тайбэе и Саудовской Аравии.

    Конструктивный диалог. Благодаря инновационной системе диалогов все персонажи будут соответствующим образом реагировать на каждую реплику главного героя. Чтобы вести беседу в правильном ключе и не создать ненужной напряженности в отношениях с кем-либо, игроку придется быть очень внимательным, порой же не помешает проявить остроумие.

    Искусство воевать. Широчайший выбор оружия, а также всевозможных усовершенствований позволяет создавать уникальную боевую экипировку для каждой миссии. В распоряжении агента ультрасовременная техника, всё необходимое для проведения скрытных операций, различные взрывные устройства и многое другое.

    Свобода выбора. В игре не предусмотрено верных или ошибочных решений. Общаясь с союзниками и противниками, совершая те или иные действия, игрок может кардинально изменить сюжетную линию, открыть новые миссии и получить доступ к новому оружию.

    Быстрота — залог успеха. На принятие любого решения и на каждое конкретное действие в игре отведено определенное количество времени, которое стремительно истекает. Поэтому игроку необходимо думать быстро, работать четко и всегда быть готовым к последствиям своих поступков.


    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58029) on Dec 03, 2010.

www.xbox.com:
    In the world of espionage, nothing is as it seems in Obsidian Entertainment's blockbuster role-playing game (RPG) thriller Alpha Protocol™. 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 audacity to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so, he will utilize the very government directive that the enemy sought to use against him—Alpha Protocol.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12858) on Sep 01, 2010.

Back of Keep Case - Windows (United Kingdom):
    IN THE FIRST MODERN-DAY ESPIONAGE RPG, THE PATH YOU CHOOSE IS IN YOUR HANDS. WILL YOU SEDUCE AND SUBVERT, OR KILL AND COERCE?

    YOUR WEAPON IS CHOICE

    ACCOMPLISH YOUR MISSION WITH STEALTH, FIREPOWER, SABOTAGE, AND CHARISMA.

    DECIDE HOW THE STORY PLAY OUT BASED ON THE CHOICES YOU MAKE.

    ENTICE, KILL AND STEAL TO SOLVE YOUR MISSIONS.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108881) on Jul 22, 2010.