Alpha Protocol

Finally, an espionage based RPG from Publisher Sega and Obsidian, developer of titles such as Neverwinter Nights 2 and Knights of the Old Republic 2.

Due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next spring, the game follows Michael Thorton, a super spy in the making. According to the latest issue of print magazine Game Informer, which broke the news, Thorton’s adventures are in the vein of such renowned badasses as James Bond, Jack Bauer, and Jason Bourne.

Alpha Protocol? Is this the best espionage title Sega and Obsidian can think of? Ugh. I hope it develops into a fabulous game though as god knows we need RPGs where there are less castles or spaceships.

Though reps for the publisher would not confirm or deny said details, the magazine reportedly says that Alpha Protocol is a third-person action RPG with real-time combat and many high-tech items.

Like the Fallout series, which Obsidian cofounder Feargus Urquhart also worked on, Alpha Protocol will reportedly be class-free, with players instead leveling up 10 skills. It will allow players to be on multiple missions simultaneously in various locations all over the world, where apparently various romantic interests will also await.

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