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Fallout: New Vegas will release November 16, 2010 and will pick up where Fallout 3 left off. Gameplay will be similar, but is being tweaked by the new developers -- Obsidian -- many of which worked on the original Fallout game.  (Source: IGN Video)

VATS will make a reappearance, but free shooting is reportedly much improved.  (Source: The Escapist)

You even get a solar cannon.  (Source: IGN Video)

A collector's edition package has just been announced.  (Source:
Get ready to get your post-apocalyptic groove on in the ruins of Las Vegas

Many were skeptical when Bethesda Software, makers of The Elder Scrolls series announced that they had bought rights to the Fallout series of video games, originally developed by Interplay and planned to bring the series into the 3D-era.  That skepticism was quickly erased for most when Bethesda delivered a hard hitting title true to the classic Fallout feel.

In its first week the game, Fallout 3, moved 4.7 million units (for a total of over $300M USD in sales) and went on to receive Game of the Year honors from IGN, Games Radar, GameSpy, UGO, Gamasutra, and the Golden Joystick Awards. 

Now Bethesda is preparing to pass the retro-post-apocalyptia legacy on to Obsidian Entertainment, a company led by Feargus Urquhart and Chris Avellone, two of the makers of Fallout 2 (originally at Black Isle Studios).  The project is headed by J.E. Sawyer, one of the lead designers of Fallout: Van Buren -- what would have been Fallout 3, were it not for a cancellation by Interplay due to financial issues.  Many other former developers from the Fallout Interplay team are also working on the project.

The new title will be called Fallout: New Vegas and will be set in the ruins of Las Vegas, a location alluded to in Fallout 2.  The game is currently among the top pre-orders at Gamestop and other retailers.

The first video of gameplay and extensive interviews on the upcoming title have just aired and it looks to be an awesome experience for fans.  The video, courtesy of IGN shows a game that closely resembles Fallout 3 (Obsidian Entertainment is using Bethesda's art assets, gameplay code, and the Gamebryo engine), but with improved dialogue trees and with new weapons like a grenade machine gun and orbital solar cannon (no joke).

In an interview with The Escapist, Sawyer and others showed off a variety of in game locations including the "towns of Good Springs, Primm, Novak (the home of Dinky the Dinosaur), the super mutant encampment at Black Mountain, the military/scientific installation Helios 1, Camp McCarran, site of the real-world Las Vegas airport and the city itself, New Vegas." 

According to the developers, you will be able to see the city of New Vegas from almost anywhere in the game -- if you have a good enough graphics card to support the incredibly long maximum draw distance, that is.  According to the interview VATS is retained in all its glory, but free aim is being improved to be more responsive.  Familiar friends and foes from past titles, including Caesar's Legion and the New California Republic (NCR), will reappear in the new title.

A Vegas-themed Collector's Edition of the game has been announced.  It will come with Fallout-themed Lucky 7 poker chips, playing cards, a "recreation of the game’s highly coveted Lucky 38 platinum chip", a hardcover graphic novel written by the game’s creative director Chris Avellone and published by Dark Horse Comics telling the events leading up to the game, and a Making of Fallout: New Vegas DVD.

Fallout: New Vegas is available for $49.99 for the PC, and for $59.99 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.  The Collector's Edition retails for $69.99 on the PC and $79.99 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

And appears to have at last revealed the official launch date -- November 16, 2010.  The game is published by Bethesda.

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Price games.
By Mr Perfect on 6/6/2010 4:23:23 PM , Rating: 3
Fallout: New Vegas is available for $50 for the PC, and for $60 for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The Collector's Edition retails for $70 on the PC and $80 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Fixed that for you.

Definitely looking forward to this on the PC. November is going to be a long wait though.

RE: Price games.
By Pirks on 6/6/2010 7:57:41 PM , Rating: 1
I'd buy it right there in collectors form but only if they replaced crappy f3 music with a real groovy one from f1 and f2. No original music? No buys from me. Original Fallout and Fallout 2 music was number one attraction for me, nothing beats it, period. I have it on my mp3 player and relive the experience of walking the scorched radiated desert every time I hear it, ESPECIALLY the music from Golgotha area, nothing comes close besides maybe a few Reznor's tracks from Quake. This is it, they lost everything when they replaced that magic music with some unrelated symphonic crap

*sighs and cries*

RE: Price games.
By Lastfreethinker on 6/7/2010 1:41:50 AM , Rating: 2 has fallout 1 and 2 for 5.99 each.

This is what comes with Fallout 1, and Fallout 2 is pretty much the exact same.

Manual, hi-res wallpaper, Fallout series wallpaper, Fallout Bible, reference card, in-game soundtrack, original soundtrack, artworks, avatars, PipBoy avatars. Yeah the manual and stuff is PDF but so what.

RE: Price games.
By rburnham on 6/7/2010 12:40:21 PM , Rating: 2
You would pass over a great game... because you didn't like the music? That makes no sense. That's like saying you would not want to bang a really hot woman because she was wearing the wrong hat.

RE: Price games.
By afkrotch on 6/7/2010 10:07:18 PM , Rating: 3
Not like you can't turn off the BGM and just play the other BGM in like Winamp in the background. I usually turn off all music and play my own. I only want the sound effects.

RE: Price games.
By StevoLincolnite on 6/7/2010 12:29:51 AM , Rating: 2
Also can't forget this!

Obsidian Entertainment is using Bethesda's engine

That would be the "Gamebryo Engine", not "Bethesda's Engine".

I can't wait either to sink my teeth into this game, also looking forward to: Halo Reach, Fable 3, Crysis 2 and StarCraft 2 this year. :)

RE: Price games.
By Pirks on 6/7/2010 8:03:42 AM , Rating: 2
hehehe, keep dreaming about halo pc port, keep dreaming :))) hehee

RE: Price games.
By StevoLincolnite on 6/7/2010 11:48:46 AM , Rating: 2
Don't need to dream about a port, I do have an Xbox 360, PS3 and a Wii at my disposal to. :)

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