Fallout: New Vegas bets on Ultimate Edition

Comprehensive version of Obsidian Entertainment's postapocalyptic RPG to include all downloadable add-ons, set for release in February.

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It's been over a year since Fallout: New Vegas first hit shelves, but the game's publisher is betting there are still more people out there interested in paying a visit to a postapocalyptic Sin City. Bethesda Softworks today announced Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition, a comprehensive release of the open-world role-playing game with all of its downloadable content packed inside.

Maybe now scientists can study what effect prolonged and concentrated exposure to Fallout has on people.

Set for release on February 7 in North America and February 10 throughout Europe, the Ultimate Edition will be available on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Bethesda did not specify a price for the collection.

In addition to the main Fallout: New Vegas campaign, the collection will include the four full downloadable expansions for the game: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road. It will also feature Courier's Stash (a collection of four smaller add-ons originally used as preorder incentives for New Vegas) and the Gun Runners' Arsenal, which comprises a variety of weapons and weapon mods, as well as additional ammo types and recipes.

Set in the contaminated Mojave wasteland, the main Fallout: New Vegas campaign casts players in the role of a courier who is shot in the head and left for dead. After recovering, players roam the desert and the titular metropolis, exploring new areas and modifying weapons. They also get wrapped up in the larger conflict among the bureaucratic New California Republic, the slave-trading Caesar's Legion, and a mysterious New Vegas impresario named Mr. House.

For more on the Ultimate Edition's contents, check out GameSpot's review of the original Fallout: New Vegas, as well as the Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road add-ons.

Discussion

100 comments
wwlettsome
wwlettsome

Annoying considering I just bought this game a couple of weeks before they announced this edition.

paradox1123
paradox1123

I thought about buying this game since the innumerable glitches from Fallout: New Vegas that I bought in Oct 2010 made it impossible to enjoy. One year and 3 patches later and users are still complaining that the game needs MORE fixing. This is a re-release of an extremely buggy game. Check out the comments at bethesda.com. Nothing but complaints about bugs

BB_Thrilla
BB_Thrilla

right now on steam you can get all the dlc and the game for $15!

CptSpaulding
CptSpaulding

Damn! i was hoping it would be released at Xmas. I'll have to get a dog for xmas instead! The new release date is dangerously close to Valentine's Day. I want the game but I also want to keep my wife.......

Petty_Steve
Petty_Steve

I'll race you for 34.92% by Feb :P Seems like a worthy purchase. But, like Fred said a few comments down...fix those bugs first.

spOOoOOn
spOOoOOn

Hmm only problem is that by february I'll probably be only 25% through my first skyrim playthrough...

gix47
gix47

woot! i have all of this already but it also means that fallout 4 is coming :)

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Instead of releasing a GOTY edition, how about you fix all of those bugs first?

tahashaikh15
tahashaikh15

The Most Worst thing about falllout is the walking.Half of the game is spent by just walking..It feels sooooo boring.

ggregd
ggregd

@Rocker6 I was surprised when Fallout 3 ended with me a dead hero and nowhere to go. They should have given some indication. As it was I never played any of the DLC because it would have been simply anticlimactic.

xcollector
xcollector

I wonder if the extras will be on disc like fallout 3 goty or download code like borderlands goty.

davetbeau
davetbeau

Crap. I just bought this game two days ago because I gave up on an Ultimate Edition.

Snakehead11
Snakehead11

I want to wait for Skyrim Ultimate Edition too but I don't think I can wait that long..

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

In other news, sky still blue. Tune in for more obvious forecasts later!

pcty
pcty

That is why I never buy a game on the release date and also why I'm not getting Skyrim this year.

Molecat
Molecat

@Rocker6 thanks for confirming, that's what I thought but hoped perhaps I'd missed an announcement saying otherwise.

edgarstrong
edgarstrong

I am glad I waited this long, now will buy the full package at a nice price and with most bugs ironed out. I always have a pretty solid back-log on Steam anyway.

Rocker6
Rocker6

@Molecat No,the ending of New Vegas is final,after you finish the game,thats it.Obsidian said it themselves some months ago: "Ultimately we realized that supporting post-endgame content would jeopardize the quality of the ending, which we wanted to tell the definitive stories for all of our major factions, locations and characters. Instead, after the credits roll the game will prompt you to reload a save created just before the endgame sequence, allowing players to go back and complete any quests they may have missed. Additionally, we make it very clear when you're about to reach the end of the main plot, so it shouldn't come across as a surprise." There won't be any free-roaming,also Lonesome Road was the last DLC pack...

Molecat
Molecat

Anyone know if there are any plans to add free-roaming after completion? I liked the way Broken Steel gave you that as the final piece of DLC for FO3. Or does Lonesome Road give you this and I'm just too dense to have realised it?? Thanks :)

rey2
rey2

All those bugs and crashes should be fixed with this ultimate or goty version with all DLC included. The frequent crashes back then totally ruined a good experience from playing this game for me.

TheProphetD
TheProphetD

Been waiting for this! Buying it day one.

ronnet
ronnet

I've made it! I didn't purchase a single FO:NV DLC. In the beginning this was easy but as they fixed the bugs and the game not only became playable but also a lot of fun, I really wanted to get the DLC, if only for the new gear. It was hard to resist but now that it is official that this 'goty'-like version is comming out, I'm sure I'll be able to further resist the temptation. Looking forward to buying this at some point in the future when Skyrim has lost its appeal.

DemBonez88
DemBonez88

play NV without any bugs luckily enough. may get this to see the dlc and to revisit

wexorian
wexorian

gonna get this one when i't will get Mega ultimate :D

EtherUnion
EtherUnion

Thumbs UP, if u bought the game and DLCs, without any regrets

Vambran
Vambran

Yeah ill buy this even though i have all the DLC.

aeatyes
aeatyes

I've been waiting for this announcement forever, and it's the kind of announcement I generally wait for with games that have extensive DLC; it's always worth the wait. I recently bought Civ5 from Steam for about $15, and the following week, once the weekend deal had ended, they released the Civ5: GOTY Editon, which pissed me off to no end. So, always wait. :D Cheers.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@inaka_rob Wait for a Steam sale I bought them all for $2.50

sirrvs
sirrvs

Awesome. Been waiting for this!

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

$$$$!!! I have been waiting for this anoucment FOR EVER! the price on this game is SO low it is really hard to not buy it right now, but with all the DLC, it will cost me an arm and a leg. so I wanted to wait for THIS edition! finnaly! I will have skyrim (and BF3, and saints row, and Batman, and uncharted, and dark souls, and ......) to tie me over until feb come

CodeBender
CodeBender

Fans and Friends of Geekdom, lend me your ears... ... Get a job! Then you will have more money for new games (even GOTY & collectors editions) and DLC! +PLUS+ With current titles to play - new choices every Tuesday, no waiting for sloppy seconds - you will have less time (hopefully) to write crybaby comments or equally annoying and irrelevant "I knew this was coming" posts; therefore freeing up blog steams so serious gamers can discuss the real issues; like whether to get FNV: Ultimate edition for both consoles, and PC. Show your love at the register on or before release day for the games you play and love... especially a buggy mess like Fallout: New Vegas. Without our money, development studios and their works of art could disappear, forever. :**( Besides, if you haven't yet (cheap basterds), you will eventually play FNV for hours and hours and hours and hours. (Like when the rest of the planet is playing Skyrim) BOOM! You've just been head-shot by ROI_Joueur! ;^)

JohnIndigo
JohnIndigo

And this ladies and gentlemen, is why I did NOT buy Fallout: New Vegas when it released.

Her0
Her0

Been waiting for this news, I'm absolutely getting it.

ThroughTheGlass
ThroughTheGlass

This is exactly why I didn't buy New Vegas at launch. Most console games with 2 or more planned DLC packages usually get an "ultimate edition".

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

This is why I didn't buy the New Vegas DLC.

justoneguy
justoneguy

I'm a console gamer, i think it's better to buy a entire package :)

pacheco03
pacheco03

Probably, we won't have to wait until February. I bet steam or gamersgate will have FNV and all dlc on the christmas sale. And it's most likely to be cheaper than the actual ultimate edition.

SquareEnixFan13
SquareEnixFan13

I just wondering about this last night, awesome! I have Vew Vegas (have yet to play it...it's on my backlog) but none of the DLC, I'll probably be buying this when it comes out.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Loved New Vegas so very much... still haven't ventured into buying any of the DLC... I'd rather leave it until a good year after this ultimate edition has come out and just buy that with all the DLC included... it'll cost virtually nothing by then

Carlos161
Carlos161

Great news. I have lots of time to finish Fallout 3 GOTY Edition before this comes out. Glad I've waited :)

dxBIGBOSSxb
dxBIGBOSSxb

@GreyViper True. I would have loved to see more of what WAS Van Buren, like your character starting as a prisoner instead of a courier, put into FO:NV, but also I don't. I always hoped ever since it got canceled that it would be brought back, and was part of my small disappointment in FO3. I have to say I'm glad I've met someone on... well anything that knows Van Buren was implemented in FO:NV, and I think knowing that makes the game experience a bit better.

SoNin360
SoNin360

I plan on getting the add-ons, but I'm not sure if it's worth waiting for this bundled edition at this point. I'd be lucky to get $15 off of my copy of New Vegas if sold on eBay, then surely this Ultimate Edition will launch at $60, so that's still paying $45 for all the DLC which is almost exactly what it would cost for them separately. Surely the Ultimate Edition will drop in price outside of stores, but that's just more waiting. Of course the money stuff shouldn't be my main concern considering how incredibly unstable this game will probably be. I had quite a few problems with the DLC when I played F3's GOTY Edition. And because the core game of New Vegas has many more problems than F3 did, I'm just worried about this one. I still love the hell out of Fallout, so I'll be playing the add-ons one way or another, but still, I don't think this news is as exciting as it initially sounds. At least for me anyway.

RIPANTHONY8008
RIPANTHONY8008

cant wait for this to be released. i have been waiting for this edition of the game, glad my wait has paid off just like when i waited for the game of the year edition of fallout 3

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

This is exactly what I wanted. It was pretty obvious an ''Ultimate Edition'' was going to happen, which is why I haven't bought it yet. Post-apocalyptia, here I come.

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

This is the reason why I never buy Fallout games when they are first released. They get a ton of DLC and then a new edition comes out with all the DLC and guess who wasted all the money on it when they could get it for one low price - You did. Totally buying it though lol

revanknight
revanknight

THIS is why I always wait before buying a Bethesda game.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

Outside of the bugs, glitches, and general headache that came with New Vegas... it is still the greatest game I've ever played in this console generation. Invested 180+ hours into this game, and that's got to be small compared to other folks. When a game is so good where you're willing to forgive the freezes and lags, even as their occurrences number into the twenties and thirties or more, you know you've got a great game. Now that they ditched the old graphic engine, if they can produce another high-caliber Fallout game that is also glitch-free, I'd be surprised to see it get less than a 9.5, and offended to see it scored below 9.0.

drankin06
drankin06

Thumbs up if you saw this coming....

cipo89
cipo89

After this I want Fallout 4