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Alpha Protocol Set for October 2009 [UPDATE]

March 16, 2009 Written by Jonathan Cullen

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Update: Sega have responded, its still coming to the PS3.

Original Story: Sega has slapped a October 2009 release date on action RPG Alpha Protocol, in development from Obsidian Games who developed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II.

Alpha Protocol is described as a game which sees you level up your character, Michael Thorton, to a style which you see fit in a way compared to the 3 JB’s: James Bond, Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer.

The game also received an info blowout last Friday when GameTrailers TV showed the first gameplay footage and the first trailer of the game itself.

Full press release below.

FIRST GAMEPLAY TRAILER FOR ALPHA PROTOCOL GOES LIVE

The World’s First Modern Day Spy-RPG To Be Released In October 2009

LONDON (16thMarch, 2009) – SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that Alpha Protocol™ – the groundbreaking game combining espionage, action and excitement with RPG choice and depth – will be available on retailer shelves globally October 2009.

The new gameplay trailer, showing in-game footage for the first time shows how players will travel to exotic locations around the globe, infiltrating terrorist camps and spy on unsavoury characters in the manner of their choosing. Alpha Protocol’s RPG and dialog system will allow players the choice to be smooth like James Bond, cold and precise like Jason Bourne, or just plain explosively kick-ass like Jack Bauer.

The year is 2009. Worldwide political tensions are at a breaking point when a commercial airliner is shot down by a U.S. missile over Eastern Europe, killing all aboard. Despite evidence to the contrary, the U.S. government claims no involvement and dispatches agent Michael Thorton to bring those responsible to justice. With more options than any other RPG, Alpha Protocol offers unprecedented control over the development of Thorton’s abilities and interactions with others. Physical combat, weapons mastery, cutting-edge technology and even seduction are just some of the skills to master. Hunted and alone, players will discover just how deep the conspiracy goes in Alpha Protocol.

Notice something, no platforms have been mentioned. It was thought that it would be coming to the PS3 as well as 360 and PC.

SEGA Europe have been asked to give comment but as of writing this article, no response from them and to be honest, you may not hear from them till tomorrow at least as it’s coming near the working day.

As well as that, a new trailer has also been released for the game, take a look here.