Fallout: New Vegas irradiating October

E3 2010: Obsidian's semi-sequel to Bethesda's hit RPG Fallout 3 ships October 19 in North America, October 22 in Europe; new trailer inside.

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Although last night's premiere of the Kinect motion-sensing system is hogging the majority of headlines, another development of import for gamers occurred early Monday. Bethesda Softworks has dated Fallout: New Vegas. The semi-sequel to the hit 2008 role-playing game Fallout 3 will ship October 19 in North America, with a European release to follow on October 22. The game will be released on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Bethesda is betting October will be an optimal release month for Fallout: New Vegas.

Developed by many veterans of the original Fallout games at Obsidian Entertainment, New Vegas is set in the Mojave Wasteland and casts players in the role of a courier who gets shot in the head over a package and is left for dead. After recovering, players will be free to roam the desert, exploring new areas, modifying weapons, and getting wrapped up in the larger conflict between the New California Republic and the slave-trading Caesar's Legion.

In apparent conjunction with the release date announcement, Bethesda released a new trailer for Fallout: New Vegas, viewable below. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage, and stay tuned for a fresh look at the postnuclear RPG later this week, straight from the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Discussion

113 comments
Dremun
Dremun

@pogswarts, I just watched the video here http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/rpg/falloutnewvegas/video/6266700 in the last few minutes of the video, they talked about FO:NV and there is a tie in to FO 3, as stated in the video FO:NV is set 4 years after FO 3. But that leads to the idea of what happened in the 4 years between the two story lines, as there is this tie in, that leaves a bit of a gap no? And what will the next FO bring? As stated in the video with the 4 year gap yet they are tied in to each other. Now that I think of it, this sounds like they took an idea from Crysis & Crysis Warhead, where you played two different characters of the same game & yet they're both standalone games. IMHO it would have been nice to see a continuation of FO 3 & be able to travel past the DC wasteland, well for the most part to be able to explore more of everything between the east & west coast, like they did with point lookout, Zeta,pitt & Anchorage. Well that's wishful thinking to be able to travel the US but unrealistic as that would be one massive game.

CrookedCrown
CrookedCrown

Bought f3 goty to get ready for this game. I can't wait! Too bad I won't be able to play it until Feb 2011! But I'll be able to see if it lives up to the hype and the Fallout name.

ibeatu85x
ibeatu85x

i was really hoping this game would get a new engine.

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Since were talking about a sequel to THE rpg dungeon crawler looter shooter of the year, I might as well shoot down that other game that calls it self the best..... Borderlands. People have done nothing but prasie that game, so warning borderlands fanboys this will offend: Borderlands does not even reach half the scale Fo3. Fallout 3 was the best game of it's kind ever, and no one can best them at it because it's it's own genre. Borderlands ripped off the horrible control scheme from Call of Duty. I am saying the truth when I say that the only way that Borderlands suprised me was combination of avarage shooter gameplay, with even more avarage dungeon crawler gameplay, and the DLC for it didn't impress me either. All in all, it earned a hardcore "nothing special" from me. Fallout New Vegas will kill borderlands 2.

Balck_soul
Balck_soul

oh my gawd.... how many years is it now sense oblivion came out... and still using the same engine ... :\ this feels like another overhaul mod of oblivion. well done bethesda. Only reason to get this is cause of the mod community.

Dremun
Dremun

@pogswarts, I sure hope so & that your right, don't get me wrong here It's not that I'm knocking Obsidian. But I have seen in the past how things end not being as good as hoped to be when a title is Expanded to much. But I must say that so far it's looking good & I hope they keep the option open for the PC versions to have use of the GECK.

pogswarts
pogswarts

@ Dremun I think that there will be a few tie-ins or at least some reference to characters from FO1 & 2 (maybe 3). The Brother Hood of Steel will most likely come into play since they have been in every FO game yet and they have bases on the west coast too. Anyway, this will be a great game mainly due to the fact that Obsidian is doing it :).

prodigy372
prodigy372

The day before my birthday... Awesome.

Dremun
Dremun

@pogswarts, I just watched the video here http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/rpg/falloutnewvegas/video/6266700 in the last few minutes of the video, they talked about FO:NV and there is a tie in to FO 3, as stated in the video FO:NV is set 4 years after FO 3. But that leads to the idea of what happened in the 4 years between the two story lines, as there is this tie in, that leaves a bit of a gap no? And what will the next FO bring? As stated in the video with the 4 year gap yet they are tied in to each other. Now that I think of it, this sounds like they took an idea from Crysis & Crysis Warhead, where you played two different characters of the same game & yet they're both standalone games. IMHO it would have been nice to see a continuation of FO 3 & be able to travel past the DC wasteland, well for the most part to be able to explore more of everything between the east & west coast, like they did with point lookout, Zeta,pitt & Anchorage. Well that's wishful thinking to be able to travel the US but unrealistic as that would be one massive game.

peterfaj
peterfaj

All the videos on gamespot.com only load to a little more than 3/4 (always to the same percentage) and never load fully. Anyone else experiencing this problem? I'm using Firefox and this happens on both, Windows XP and Linux.

mca820
mca820

i love fallout more than anything, its my life and i cannot wait for this next game to come out, it will be like every christmas and birthday iv ever had

SwallyBoy
SwallyBoy

I'm a huge Fallout fan and I have to say the trailer looks amazing. But I have one concern, and I feel the engine seems to be showing it's age. That's the one improvement I was hoping for, better graphics. It looks like they've improved the combat, which is great, aiming down the weapon is a must! Wish they were getting rid of vats or made it a perk towards the higher levelling up, hated that, took all the scarier elements away as you can just button bash the vats! Despite all this, I canne wait!

Rummy500
Rummy500

Wow... that EyeBot came ALL the way from the Capital Wasteland. If you look closely at the at one of the stickers it reads, "MY CHILD IS AM HONOR STUDENT -ROOSEVELT ACADEMY-" Little bugger came a LONG way to do something. Possibly deliver a message about a certain situation, perhaps? Just a possibility. Ha-ha

Arther-la-Blunt
Arther-la-Blunt

I had lots and lots of freezing issues on PC. I still loved the game. That's saying something

Ovaskilled
Ovaskilled

@ Dav_id83 err, what? I had F3 from the day it was launched, and rarely encountered any bugs, as a matter of fact, theres only one bug that comes to mind, which was hardly noticable anyway... and as for the expansions, im pretty sure they didnt release expansions immediately after releasing the game. F3 was a great game, this will be too!

Dimandose1422
Dimandose1422

I can't wait[: Well I can, but I don't want to x]

Goku82
Goku82

I hope the PS3 version doesn't lag or freeze. I loved Fallout3.

Dr_Thunder
Dr_Thunder

I wish they had more time to develop a new engine and art style. It resembles a fallout 3 mod, but I'm still going to get the game.

SirMordredX
SirMordredX

@dakan45 Okay, let's get this clear: 1. All the CORE members of Black Isle [writers, lead designers, even one of the lead art directors and so on ARE Obsidian. 2. Sure the demands of the era have changed, that's clear; yet, companies like Bioware developed some of the greatest RPG's of all time [they worked alongside Black Isle a lot] in the 90's, and even now - they have evolved and still create great RPG's, just as Obsidian can, and have [Neverwinter Nights 2 was a valiant effort]. 3. "Osbidian", are we looking at the same company here? Or is that some remote rural based software company somewhere else? OBSIDIAN is the name. 4. Treyarch did NOT develop a horde of genius games back in the 90's. And Raven? Did you forget about their memorable Jedi Knigth games in the early-mid 2000's - or that Singularity is actually looking decent? You may hold to your clouded view, but the truth is, Obsidian Entertainment are a force to be reckoned with.

siarhei
siarhei

Fallout in Vegas is awesome. I wonder what happened to NCR and New Reno. And yes, I also rooted for the Eyebot.

dakan45
dakan45

@SirMordredX Ahhh, what did i just say last time? Remember? Osbidian=/= not the same as the developers who made those games. Some are there and some are scattered to diffirent studios, osbidian has plenty of devs that were not in those games and even if they were that was 12 YEARS AGO!!!! Not now, things have changed, if you dont agree then take a look at other devs and make comparisons, compare bethesda that made morrowind with fallout 3 and oblivion, is it the same? Compare deus ex 1 and deux ex 2. Compare those with the new one and compare system shock 2 with bioshock. That they made great games 12 years ago with that eras standards does not mean anything at all. That was 12 years ago with the standards and demands of that era. Things now are diffirent and the way their projects go is from bad to worse and now they are also developing 2 other projects. Do you seriously expect fallout new vegas to be any better or to be as good as the games they made 12 years ago???? First thing is to focus mainly on one game so they got some history of impressive games as "osbidian". So far both bethesda and bioware have a much better sucess record than osbidian that feels like what treyarch is to call of duty and what raven is to quake and wolfenstein.

dakan45
dakan45

@ Dav_id83 judging by thing like freezing on quadcores i would say that new vegas would also be buggy. I dont think bethesda will do beter. Kotor 2 was very buggy in comparison with the first, so was alpha protocol and the thing is that bethesda has alot of experiance with gamebeyo but osbidian...so there surelly be bugs.

levifoskey
levifoskey

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

soeppel
soeppel

I rooted for the Eyebot!

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

I wonder how buggy this ******************* is going to be using the same engine from F3 and thou it's a different dev it dont matter on launch they'll be serious bugs and most likely loads of content at a stupid price which will probably cause issues like F3 had. Not to piss in anybody's pond but for all the cash they earned from F3 you'd think they would at least udate the graphics engine and what not.

SirMordredX
SirMordredX

@dakan45 I take it you're no gaming veteran? I'm not talking about KOTOR 2. I'm not talking about NWN 2 even. I'm not talking about Alpha Protocol. I'm talking about their 1990's PC-RPG's as Black Isle Studios; read up on it for heaven's sake, and you shall know why I and so many others revere them to the point of divinity.

dakan45
dakan45

@SirMordredX Right because we all remember how well dont kotor 2 was :roll: Let alone now that they work on multiple projects.

gijas
gijas

I dont know Black Ops looks really nice since it has Vietnam involved.

gijas
gijas

Im still playing Fall Out 3 and the expansions - cant wait.

BassPlayer2112
BassPlayer2112

I SO hope they keep V.A.T.S. LOVED all the fallouts so far...played they first few on PC back in the day...can't wait for this one !

Lonewolf2785
Lonewolf2785

@CyberPenguin88 Cant agree more with you man call of duty is getting old and this game will be amazing!

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Waiting for the 360 Collector's Edition then I'm pre-ordering. GotY I think

Pete5506
Pete5506

Looks like I have to get my pre-order in

CyberPenguin88
CyberPenguin88

Looks like my november purchase. Sorry Treyarch, but I'm sick of Call of Duty.

darkwalker51
darkwalker51

not many trailers give me the chills, but this one did.

linksfire
linksfire

@Reaper-1978 .... i was thinking of doing the same thing heh. normal game for 360 and collectors for pc

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

It looks good but I am cautiously optimistic since it is Obsidian

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

2 awesome games near my birth day (US release)....again.... first Final Fantasy XII (right on my B Day XD), then fable II and Fallout 3, and now Fable III and Fallout New Vegas.... last ones are a cooincidence (or fate how ever you want to see it)

juxtapose519
juxtapose519

@ethanrulez: That's true, but despite the fact that the first two Fallouts were amazing, they were completely different games. I hope you're right and their brilliance translates over to the new Fallout.

redskinStu
redskinStu

I like how they inserted that Microsoft plug right in the first sentence. sweet.

geoff-uk123
geoff-uk123

Will definetly be getting it, possibly on day one.

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Its not much different than what R* does with the GTA nameplate. They bring out a new engine when the new machines come out, then they get as many games out of that engine as they can. But at least the environs look way differnt from game to game. This just looks like FO3 in the west.

reaper-1978
reaper-1978

I'm sold!!! the 360 version for the normal game and game of the year edition for the pc for some mods :D

Frankvincent
Frankvincent

Wow looks so freakin good!!! I hope i get to go check out Arena 51!!!!!

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Looks way to much like FO3. I will probably still get it (unless Codemasters hits their date with F1, then that will be my winter addiction :) )