Fallout: New Vegas betting on Collector's Edition

Bethesda Softworks announces premium bundle for consoles and PC, including illustrated playing cards, poker chips, graphic novel, and "making of" DVD for Obsidian-developed RPG spin-off.

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Even in a postapocalyptic wasteland, people will have a need for fun and games. Bethesda Softworks today announced its collector's edition of Fallout: New Vegas, and the premium packed-in bonuses are all about providing just such diversions.

The only reason Vegas wasn't nuked is because it already resembled a postapocalyptic wasteland.
The only reason Vegas wasn't nuked is because it already resembled a postapocalyptic wasteland.

To start with, the bundle will include Fallout-branded poker chips and playing cards. The "Lucky 7" chips will be themed around various in-game casinos (with an additional platinum "Lucky 38" chip), while the deck of playing cards will feature illustrations of different characters and factions found in New Vegas. When players tire of cards, they can kick back with Dark Horse Comics' Fallout: New Vegas graphic novel All Roads, written by the game's creative director, Chris Avellone. Finally, an included DVD will offer gamers a "making of" documentary about the development of New Vegas.

Though Bethesda didn't specify a price for the bundle, online retailer GameStop is currently listing New Vegas Collector's Edition as costing $80 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, or $70 for the PC.

Set in the Mojave Wasteland, New Vegas 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.

For more on New Vegas, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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