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.