Fallout: New Vegas Set For Fall Release

The next big Fallout game, Fallout: New Vegas will be out for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime in Q3 2010, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today. A new trailer accompanied the news, which raises questions about Bethesda's other projects.

Fallout New Vegas was announced by Bethesda last year. The game is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, a studio comprised of many developers who worked on earlier Fallout games.

There's little we know yet about the plot of the new game. The trailer only sets the mood, depicting Las Vegas at night and ending with the line familiar to Fallout players: "War never changes." The Fallout universe is set in the future, in a post-apocalyptic United States.

Notable in this trailer is the appearance of a man in armour with a flag from California. While Fallout 3 took place in and around Washington, DC, the classic PC Fallout games took place on the West Coast.

The trailer does not reveal anything about the gameplay, though Bethesda's head of marketing and communications, Pete Hines, told Kotaku last year that New Vegas would be a role-playing game experience. That fits with the expertise of Obsidian Entertainment, which has recently made major role-playing games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and the forthcoming espionage RPG Alpha Protocol. Last April, Hines said the game was not technically a sequel to Fallout 3 but should be seen as another story in the Fallout universe.

Fallout: New Vegas is not being made by Bethesda's in-house team, led by designer Todd Howard. That group, which has worked on one big game at a time, from Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in 2006 to Fallout 3 in 2008 appeared to be on an every-other-year pace for game releases. The Fallout: New Vegas announcement, however, would appear to leave Bethesda less room to launch a second major game in the fall, something the company hasn't done before.


    Dudes got a 7 on his helmet. Maybe from vault 7? Though I doubt it, considering the NCR flag. Damn I can't wait! Wish they meant fall here, it'd be a helluva lot quicker

    Am I right in thinking that this is a stand alone game or is it DLC?

    Stand alone game, nothing to do with Fallout 3 except the name etc.

      Yep. They're all in the same continuiity (suck that fanboys who keep saying 'Fallout 3 is a different continuiity'... why oh why do they keep denying it... extremist fanboys... yes they're rare but they're out there) and this is an unrelated story, as Fallout 3 was unrelated to 2 in all but the loosest of threads most likely(the zombie in part 3 remembering seeing the guy from 2 for instance back when he was a young'un)

        Or was that zombie from 2 remembering the guy from part 1... crap it's already been too long... I need me some fallout 1 2 and 3... but no tactics!

    Yeah its made by Obsidian, so not DLC, pure standalone, lets just hope they finish this one and don't run into trouble, this studio is great, just had a hard run so far.

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