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Rumor: Alpha Protocol Won't Make It Next Week

To take a few words from the immortal Queen- "another one bites the dust."  Well...maybe.

More than a few promising titles have been pushed into 2010 and while most have jumped ship so as not to tangle with blockbusters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, some have had legitimate problems. Perhaps the latter is the root cause of Alpha Protocol's delay. We haven't heard an official announcement from either developer Obsidian Entertainment or publisher Sega but as Joystiq points out, GameStop has pushed "The Espionage RPG" all the way into June of next year. Amazon Canada is also now showing a 2010 date. Oddly enough, US sources still list the game as having an October 6 launch date, which means it would hit store shelves next week alongside the much-anticipated Demon's Souls. This may still be true but we get the sneaking suspicion that Amazon US and others are just tardy to the party; we haven't heard much about Alpha Protocol in the past few weeks. And for a game that's supposed to release next week, that's usually not a good sign.

But you never know. If it really is delayed, this only leaves Demon's Souls, although there's nothing wrong with that. BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins should be out in October as well, but we've heard the PS3 version has been pushed out further, so... RPG fans may only have Atlus to turn to.

Related Game(s): Alpha Protocol

9/28/2009 10:52:58 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

Deleted User []
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 11:14:27 AM
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Well, no surprise there. The videos of the game on PSN had an unfinished look. I think it's smart to put this cake back in the oven with the others.

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fundando
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 2:37:11 PM

and when it comes out it should be delicious

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AshT
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 11:15:58 AM
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can't care less

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lfcjake
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 11:45:10 AM

Why leave a comment then?

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mexgeo86
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 11:30:11 AM
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I didn't even know this game was supposed to come out.

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BeezleDrop
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 11:53:09 AM
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I have to admit I'm intrigued, but I need more info and game play to seal the deal.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 11:59:21 AM
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I'm not suprised tbh. There hasnt been alot about it in the media recently

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isaya85
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:12:22 PM
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I forgot about this game it hasn't been alot of buzz going on about it, I know it's going to be good I read about it a while back

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LinTr
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:29:57 PM
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Obsidian has a reputation, among some, as being better than their games show. This title seems to be a worthy addition to the rpg genre. If true, Sega/Obsidian made the right call.

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Ultimate_Balla
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:32:15 PM
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One less harder choice to make. . .

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NightHawk17
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:35:55 PM
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i seriously dont need another rpg in 2010, unless it's TOV ;)

2010 is too crowded for rpgs; I mean c'mon we'll have Resonance of Fate, Star Ocean 4, Final Fantasy XIII, White Knight Chronicles, Altier Rorona, Trinity Universe, last rebellion and Final Fantasy XIV

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:40:37 PM
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I recently got my Demons Souls import as im in England, 40hrs in...game of the year, if not, since this gen began!

Its that good! One of the best games of all time, a breath of fresh air in this copy and paste generation.

I urge all of you to get this groundbreaking, unique, important RPG/game. A huge benchmark for PS3 and games in general.

So don't threat about Alpha.

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JofaMang
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:47:30 PM

Day one purchase!

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Juanalf
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 10:47:20 PM

"I urge all of you to get this groundbreaking, unique, important RPG/game"

I'll get Demon's Soul on day one if you get Uncharted 2 on day one :)

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Alienange
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 10:55:26 PM

I'll rent it first if that's ok with you.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 7:03:58 AM

nope, no renting. i would never choose Uncharted over a brand new experience like Demons Souls :)

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JackC8
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:08:34 PM
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I think this stuff with pushing launch dates back is idiotic. If the publisher of the game doesn't think it's worth selling, why the hell should I think it's worth buying?

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LinTr
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 9:33:23 PM

It is. Sometimes publishers are like that. Putting the cart before the horse happens way too often...

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Mr Bitey
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:23:22 PM
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The newest issue of Game Informer was plastered with ads for Alpha Protocol. Seems weird that they would blow all of that money on marketing prematurely like that.

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ohmikkie
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:30:26 PM
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As someone not really into RPGs. I liked the sound of this one. It sort of reminds of a modern Mass Effect; judging by the videos i've seen.

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BTNwarrior
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:44:37 PM
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Well I guess I can take that off my list of games and get borderlands instead.

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FlyingKickPunch
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 6:47:42 PM
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cant wait for demons souls! got it release date delivery on amazon, i hope they come through for me...

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 9:01:31 PM

Amazon has never let me down in regards to release date delivery. Good luck!

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Alienange
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 10:56:56 PM
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It's pushed back nearly a year? Holy smokes! They most certainly did not meet many of their goals for this game.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 1:01:46 AM

Or Obsidian is addressing the criticisms from that leaked document. Even if it was fake, it still had an impact.

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___________
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 2:17:05 AM
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told ya.
its off my list now, because if it does come out in late march early april like ive been told.
that puts it in line with GOW3 GT5 splinter cell conviction.
sorry guys but -1 sale.
im sick to death of games getting delayed 10 times before their release.
so close to their release to, EB and game had this slated at october 12th.

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