Thursday, 4 February 2010

FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS to be released in Fall 2010

A teaser trailer, logo, release date and blurb for Fallout: New Vegas have been released by publishers Bethesda. The new game, a stand-alone title using the same engine as Fallout 3 and set in the same world but halfway across the continent in Nevada, is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the successor company to Black Isle who originally created the Fallout franchise. Several key writers from Fallout and Fallout 2, including Chris Avellone (who also created the greatest CRPG of all time, Planescape: Torment), are working on New Vegas, hopefully meaning it will have a better script then Fallout 3 (which was great fun to play despite some atrocious writing and very weak characterisation).

The game will be released in the Autumn of 2010 and will again feature Ron Perlman telling us that war never changes, despite the fact it quite blatantly does in the games.

"War, war never changes. Apart from the fact that we don’t have any natural resources to fight over, everything’s been pretty much destroyed, and we didn’t have two-headed cows and giant albino radscorpions before. Also, my gun fires railway sleepers into people’s faces, what the hell is up with that? But, apart from those minor elements, war never changes. Much."
Looking forwards to it!


Ryan said...

Oh man! That sounds amazing. Fallout 3 is an all-time favorite game of mine. I can't wait.

Nick said...

Fallout 3 left much to be desired (much like any Bethesda production). The fact that not only are Obsidian handling development of this latest installment, but that Chris Avellone is heading the design team, makes this one of my most highly anticipated games in years.

Anonymous said...

Bethesda will always get a pass from me for Morrowind. Still good to this day with mods. I was a little disappointed by Oblivion, quite a lot by Fallout 3, but both were still solid games.

However, a change of dev has got to be a good thing for New Vegas.

Carl V. Anderson said...

I love Fallout 3 fantastically fun game. I'm still slowly but surely playing my way through add-ons just to stretch out the enjoyment. I'm excited to hear that a new game is coming out in the not too distant future.