UGO writes: "Obsidian Entertainment certainly know their way around RPGs. Having tackled both the Dungeons & Dragons and Star Wars licenses in their short five years as a developer, they are finally stepping into the realm of original IPs with Alpha Protocol, which will be published by Sega for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles as well as Windows PCs. The game is a modern-day action-espionage tale which follows CIA operative Michael Thorton as he combats the evils of the shadowy G22 organization.
The focus of Obsidian's E3 demo left the particulars of the story for a later date, focusing instead primarily on Alpha Protocol's dialogue and combat systems. Players converse with NPCs by choosing tonal responses rather than lines of text. These moments of choice are also timed, forcing players to make snap decisions on their next move."