Bethesda has announced that coming February 7th in North America and February 10th in Europe they will be releasing the Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition. The Ultimate edition has the latest patched version of the game as well as all of the DLC content put together into one nice little package.
You can pick up the Ultimate Edition for $49.99.
Gun Runners’ Arsenal DLC
Lonesome Road, the fourth add-on pack for Fallout: New Vegas, will be available for download on September 20th.
In Lonesome Road you are contacted by the original Courier Six, a man by the name of Ulysses who refused to deliver the Platinum Chip at the start of Fallout: New Vegas. Ulysses promises the answer as to why he didn’t take the job, but only if you make one last journey into the hurricane-swept canyons of the Divide, a landscape torn apart by earthquakes and violent storms. It’s up to you whether you take the job or not.
They also announced two additional DLC packs, Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners’ Arsenal, which will be available for download one week later on September 27th.
Courier’s Stash ($1.99) gives players immediate access to four content bundles previously available only through pre-ordering Fallout: New Vegas. The Caravan Pack, Classic Pack, Mercenary Pack and Tribal Pack each offer unique weapons, apparel and aid advantages that will help you throughout your journey.
Gun Runners’ Arsenal ($3.99) increases the range of unique weapons,weapon mods, ammo types and recipes waiting to be uncovered in the vast Mojave Wasteland.
Among the unqiue weapons added are the Bozar, an all-powerful 5.56mm Light Machine Gun, the Smitty Special, an overwhelming variant of the Plasma Caster, the MFC Cluster mine, the Esther, a unique Mini Nuke Launcher, and the ridiculous Nuka Breaker – a new melee weapon made from a Nuka-Cola neon sign. In total Gun Runners’ Arsenal adds 27 new weapons, 40 new weapon modifications for existing weapons, 18 new new recipes, and 29 new ammo types — including the 12 Ga. Dragon’s Breath, Hive Missiles, and 25mm/40mm Plasma Grenades. Finally, Gun Runners’ Arsenal also adds more than 20 all-new challenges to the Mojave Wasteland.
Update due this week:
Bethesda has just announced a release date for the title's third downloadable-content pack. "Old World Blues" will release on July 19.
This adventure places you as an unwitting subject in an experimental laboratory.
"You will discover how some of the Mojave’s mutated monsters came to be when you unwittingly become a lab rat in a science experiment gone awry," the press release read. "You’ll need to scour the Pre-War research centers of the Big Empty in search of technology to turn the tables on your kidnappers or join forces with them against an even greater threat."
The next planned "New Vegas" add-on is "Lonesome Road." That was previously slated for July – "Old Word Blues" was originally supposed to launch in June.
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS REVEALS DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT PLANS FOR FALLOUT®: NEW VEGAS™
Three Additional Add-on Packs Releasing in Coming Months
for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Windows PCs
May 3, 2011 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced three downloadable content packs will be released in the coming months for Fallout®: New Vegas™. The three packs will be released simultaneously for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows-based PCs.
Honest Hearts™, Old World Blues™ and Lonesome Road™ will further expand upon Fallout: New Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.
Available on May 17, Honest Hearts takes you on an expedition to the unspoiled wilderness of Utah’s Zion National Park. Things go horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a tribal raiding band. As you try to find a way back to the Mojave, you become embroiled in a war between tribes and a conflict between a New Canaanite missionary and the mysterious Burned Man. The decisions you make will determine the fate of Zion.
In Old World Blues, releasing in June, you will discover how some of the Mojave’s mutated monsters came to be when you unwittingly become a lab rat in a science experiment gone awry. You’ll need to scour the Pre-War research centers of the Big Empty in search of technology to turn the tables on your kidnappers or join forces with them against an even greater threat.
Lonesome Road, available in July, brings the courier’s story full circle when you are contacted by the original Courier Six, a man by the name of Ulysses who refused to deliver the Platinum Chip at the start of New Vegas. In his transmission, Ulysses promises the answer as to why, but only if you take one last job –a job that leads you into the depths of the hurricane-swept canyons of the Divide, a landscape torn apart by earthquakes and violent storms. The road to the Divide is a long and treacherous one, and of the few to ever walk the road, none have ever returned.
Reviews of Fallout: New Vegas have called the game as “an utterly essential purchase” (MSN UK) and as “addictively, rambunctiously fun” (Entertainment Weekly). The Associated Press awarded it a 4 out of 4 stars and said “Bottom Line: It’s a Blast”, while GameSpy gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and called Fallout: New Vegas “one of the best games of the year.”
All downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas will be available for download on Xbox LIVE® for 800 Microsoft Points, the PlayStation®Network for $9.99, and both Steam and Direct2Drive for $9.99.
According to a recent post on Bethesda's blog, a patch targeting "optimizations and stability improvements" is currently in the certification process.
Though the blog post doesn't go into specifics, it does mention, "we have fixed a great deal of the crashes and lockups that people were experiencing," and later adds, "we scoured the forums and this patch includes weapon balance tweaks and other requested fixes." The update also prepares for an upcoming add-on -- likely the
"Honest Hearts" DLC. Bethesda suggests you keep an eye out for the patch "in the next couple of weeks."
Interview with the game’s Project Director, Josh Sawyer: http://www.gametrailers.com/episode/gametrailers-t
Casino Gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAeDAWilYQQ
Bethesda’s just announced that Fallout: New Vegas will release on October 19.
E3 Gamplay Trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2010-fallout-
It's a growing trend that I can't stand, but it looks like the release of Fallout: New Vegas will have unique pre-order packs that are retailer specific. What this means is that where you choose to pre-order New Vegas from will determine which of the four pre-order packs you will get.
All of the packs will contain a special outfit, a special weapon and additional equipment. The Caravan Pack will go to those who pre-order though Wal-Mart. GameStop pre-order buyers will get the Classic Pack. Those that choose Best Buy will get the Mercenary Pack. If you prefer to order online than Amazon might be your choice with the Tribal Pack.
If you choose to pre-order from a retailer not listed, it is currently unknown which pack you will get.
Amazon.com appears to have at last revealed the official launch date -- November 16, 2010.
Gameplay footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fpjdP6DsV0
Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition:
Included is the following:
•The Lucky Seven, a series of poker chips based on each of the casinos represented in New Vegas.
•A deck of cards featuring various Fallout characters. Included with the deck are instructions to play Caravan, a card game that was designed by developers Obsidian.
•A replica of the Lucky 38 Platinum chip.
•The standard making-of DVD featuring interviews and bts footage.
•The graphic novel “All Roads.” Set before the events of the game, the novel follows several New Vegas characters leading up to the game. All Roads is written by Chris Avellone, the creative director of New Vegas, and the art is being supplied by Dark Horse Comics.
Gamers can pre-order the CE on sites such as GameStop right now for $79.99.
Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas.
It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis. It’s a place where the right kind of person with the right kind of weaponry can really make a name for themselves, and make more than an enemy or two along the way.
As you battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland, the colossal Hoover Dam, and the neon drenched Vegas Strip, you’ll be introduced to a colorful cast of characters, power-hungry factions, special weapons, mutated creatures and much more. Choose sides in the upcoming war or declare “winner takes all” and crown yourself the King of New Vegas in this follow-up to the 2008 videogame of the year, Fallout 3.
Enjoy your stay.
Feel the Heat in New Vegas! Not even nuclear fallout could slow the hustle of Sin City. Explore the vast expanses of the desert wastelands – from the small towns dotting the Mojave Wasteland to the bright lights of the New Vegas strip. See the Great Southwest as could only be imagined in Fallout.
Feuding Factions, Colorful Characters and a Host of Hostiles! A war is brewing between rival factions with consequences that will change the lives of all the inhabitants of New Vegas. The choices you make will bring you into contact with countless characters, creatures, allies, and foes, and determine the final explosive outcome of this epic power struggle.
New Systems! Enjoy new additions to Fallout: New Vegas such as a Companion Wheel that streamlines directing your companions, a Reputation System that tracks the consequences of your actions, and the aptly titled Hardcore Mode to separate the meek from the mighty.
Special melee combat moves have been added to bring new meaning to the phrase “up close and personal”. Use V.A.T.S. to pause time in combat, target specific enemy body parts and queue up attacks, or get right to the action using the finely-tuned real-time combat mechanics.
An Arsenal of Shiny New Guns! With double the amount of weapons found in Fallout 3, you’ll have more than enough new and exciting ways to deal with the threats of the wasteland and the locals. In addition, Vault-Tec engineers have devised a new weapons configuration system that lets you tinker with your toys and see the modifications you make in real time. Let it Ride! In a huge, open world with unlimited options you can see the sights, choose sides, or go it alone. Peacemaker or Hard Case, House Rules, or the Wild Card - it’s all in how you play the game.