Obsidian's espionage-themed RPG Alpha Protocol is now available in North America, announces SEGA of America. A launch trailer offering a look at gameplay accompanies the news, and here's a bit on the game: "In Alpha Protocol the player is Michael Thornton [sic], a rookie spy tasked with tracking down a group of fanatical terrorists behind a tragic missile attack on a passenger jetliner. Soon though, Thorton discovers there are much more devious forces at work, and before he realizes it, he is pulled into a dark and dangerous conspiracy orchestrated by ruthless, corrupt businessmen determined to control the fate of the world. He must use every tool and skill at his disposal to stop a cartel hell bent on shaping the world as they see fit." The launch trailer is embedded below.
Early reviews seem to be varying quite a bit - it seems to have that "gem in the rough" feeling to it, perhaps with quite a bit of rough.
I'm somewhat interested in the title at this point, but not until I can pick it up for $30 or so or I finish all the games I currently have. It reminds me of those Mission Impossible games. Enjoying SMG2 quite a bit, Ray