Alpha Protocol Gets Release Date, Again

The release date for Obsidian Entertainment's twice-delayed PC, PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 and espionage RPG Alpha Protocol has finally beeen settled, according to IGN.

Publisher Sega reportedly told IGN that Alpha Protocol will be released in North America on June 1, after hitting Australia on May 27 then Europe on May 28. The RPG was first due out in February 2009 before being delayed to October 6, 2009, then delayed again.

In September 2009 Obsidian made an impassioned defense of Alpha Protocol after a leaked internal Sega document said it "felt barely RPG" and was "too challenging."

Founded by veterans of Fallout and Planescape: Torment developer Black Isle Studios, Obsidian is also currently working on Fallout: New Vegas--due out this fall.

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    February 25, 2010 6:13 AM

    I'm glad there's some news about this. I was beginning to get worried. I hope these extra few months will give them time to polish their games.

    I really wish it was a simultaneous release though, despite being only a 4 day difference

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      February 25, 2010 7:20 AM

      As far as I know, the game is already done back on October. To change something drastically would mean a rewrite of major portions of the game. I dont actually believe this as the whole team, like said, already moved to work on another project (Fallout: New Vegas). How can you polish the game when the people working on it already gone?

      I guess SEGA was shelving the game and wait for a better release date for this game so it wont compete directly with Mass Effect 2. Not that I wont buy this game if its coming out the same period as ME2, but this game should have came out back on October. Stupid SEGA.

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