Bad Company 2 Vietnam, New Vegas DLC fire up XBL

Xbox Live Update: DICE's period content pack for shooter ravages download hub alongside add-on for latest Fallout title; A World of Keflings hits XBLA on Wednesday.

The year 2010 is on its way out, but before the calendar can flip to 2011, Microsoft will stuff its online marketplace with numerous new offerings.

Leading the pack today is the Vietnam expansion (1,200 MS points, or $15) for Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The multiplayer pack will allow players of the contemporary military shooter to take a trip back in time to the Vietnam War, which raged from the mid-1960s to early 1970s. It will consist of four maps, including the rice fields of the Phu Bai Valley and the napalm-kissed wasteland of Hill 137. The Vietnam expansion will also pack in a number of period-specific weapons, including the Navy SEAL XM22 machine gun.

Bad Company 2 gamers can travel through time today via the Vietnam expansion.

The expansion will also feature all-new dialogue based on actual Vietnam War radio chatter, as well as eight radio channels with nearly 50 tracks. The selection of songs will range from Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" to Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries."

Another digital ware out today is Fallout New Vegas' first batch of add-on content, Dead Money (800 MS points, or $10). The downloadable content will see players captured by an unnamed party and dispatched along with three other wasteland wanderers to recover the fabled treasure of the Sierra Madre casino. Though no other plot details were given out, its central quest references the classic 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, in which four treasure hunters who uncover a cache of gold in rugged terrain slowly turn on each other.

Switching to the Xbox Live Arcade, the first title in Microsoft's Games for the Holidays promotion, A World of Keflings (800 MS points, or $10), is due out on Wednesday. A follow-up to 2008's well-regarded A Kingdom for Keflings, the latest effort from developer Ninja Bee will let players use their Xbox avatars to help build a world for the game's titular residents.

Marston has his sights on Xbox Live today.

Arriving on the Games on Demand hub today was Rockstar's critically adored Western Red Dead Redemption and Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. The former is a product of Rockstar San Diego and follows John Marston across western badlands, and the latter tracks the prince's exploits during the seven-year timeline gap between 2003's The Sands of Time and 2004's Warrior Within.

Microsoft also today kicked off its Xbox Live Countdown to New Year's Eve promotion with hefty discounts on Red Dead Redemption downloadable content. For more on the promotion, check out Major Nelson's blog.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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YouVandal3
YouVandal3

ohh shart... your right.... my bad!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Love BC2, might have to pick up Vietnam

campbell153
campbell153

I love BFBC2... so i am going to give Vietnam a blast... As for New Vegas, my Xbox crashed while playing it so i sold the bloody game due to the volume of bugs i found.. DLC?.. no thank you!

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@YouVandal3 -- No, that's not what the writer said. The article clearly states that the DLC is out today (Tuesday), and that the XBLA game is out Wednesday.

sabre85
sabre85

fallout new vegas dlc for me is fine havent had a problem yet been at it for a couple hours now

kidnate2000
kidnate2000

That's not what its says....it states that the dlc comes out on Tuesday the 21st...but the game will be on XBLA on Wednesday!

YouVandal3
YouVandal3

lol the writer keeps saying they come out on the 21st and on wednesday hahahahahaha its TUESDAY you dumba$$!

tntkng
tntkng

Glad I got a MS points card last night. I would like to hear more about Dead Money though, now that its out and all.

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

After the hell Obsidian and Bethesda put us throught with not being able to play New Vegas for over a month, they have the nerve to charge for this DLC? Way to show some respect for your fans who bought a (in most cases and mine especially) unplayable game. Focused more on DLC then you did to patch it. Its moves liket this that make me have even more respect for devs like Valve. The own up to their mistakes, apologize for it, and even offer incentives to those affected by it. Respect for gamers/consumers is all but a lost art these days.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@terrorrizzing i have rdr and fallout 3, so no need for me to get those on games on demand. and most of the games i own on my hard drive (20 gig launch hard drive) i play all the time. sometimes more than the disc games!

TerrorRizzing
TerrorRizzing

@ mrzero1982pt2 Delete something you arent playing at the moment?

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

wow. ok you have fallout 3, and now rdr, and i think isnt borderlands a games on demand? microsoft wasnt lying when they said games were going to get fast tracked to the games on demand service! this is good for gamers who are getting a new xbox! red dead has been selling out in memphis, so this would be great for folks! too bad i wont be buying bad company 2 vietnam. not because i DO NOT WANT TO, but because i spent my summer filling up my hard drive with tons of games from xbox live arcade and recently, x-men. heck, i do not even have enough space for mass effect 2 files!

Gruug
Gruug

BFBC2: Vietnam is actually pretty good. There are people having some minor graphic glitches they are reporting but overall the game is good.

the05birdman
the05birdman

Nooooo! It took me soooooo long to 100% Fallout: New Vegas and I just put it down not too long ago. Now I'm gonna have to pick up the DLC to keep my 100%. I love the game so it's not a bad thing, I just wish it wasn't so soon.

blueboykc
blueboykc

from what im hearing the dlc for fallout is just as buggy and glitch ridden as the game itself..im not touching it with a 39 and a half foot pole..

Alex_09
Alex_09

Damn I should have bought a Microsoft points card for my brother for Christmas.