Neverwinter Nights 2 Creators Working On Modern World RPG

Neverwinter Nights 2 Creators Working On Modern World RPG

SEGA Europe and Obsidian Entertainment today announced "Alpha Protocol", a thrilling new espionage role-playing game set in the modern world.

Alpha Protocol is developed by Obsidian Entertainment, known for developing "Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords" and "Neverwinter Nights 2".

"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 release on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and PC in 2009.