Fallout: New Vegas singing Old World Blues July 19

Next expansion for Obsidian and Bethesda's postnuclear role-playing game will hit PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in a month.

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In early May, Bethesda Softworks announced that the third downloadable add-on for its postnuclear role-playing game Fallout: New Vegas would be available sometime in mid-June. Now, with the summer solstice having come and gone, the publisher has adjusted the release date for the DLC pack.

Subtitled Old World Blues, the expansion will launch simultaneously for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on Tuesday, July 19. The new date also means that the fourth add-on for the well-received postnuclear role-playing game, Lonesome Road, is also being pushed back from its previously scheduled July berth.

Robotic radscorpions are just some of the new opponents players will face in Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues.
Robotic radscorpions are just some of the new opponents players will face in Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues.

The expansion will be preceded by an overall update for Fallout: New Vegas, which was developed by Obsidian Entertainment. According to the Bethesda Blog, the patch will "bring improvements to performance and stability in major areas."

Old World Blues sees gamers forced into partaking in a gruesome science experiment that also offers a closer look at the Mojave's mutated-monster contingent. Gamers will be presented with the option of battling the maniacal scientists or joining with them to fend off "an even greater threat." The game will offer new opponents such as robotic radscorpions, as well as raise the game's level cap by five. Unlike other expansions, Old World Blues will let players keep their equipment.

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