Fallout: New Vegas Announced

Fallout 3 concept art photoshopped by Will to look like Las Vegas

Bethesda Softworks has just announced that a new Fallout game is on the way for 2010.  Fallout: New Vegas will be developed by Obsidian Entertainment, best known for the NeverWinter Nights series and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2.  According to Bethesda’s Todd Howard Fallout: New Vegas will not be a sequel to Fallout 3, but will instead merely be set in the Fallout universe.

It sounds to me like this could more likely be some kind of sequel to the story of Fallout and Fallout 2.  This is amazing news for fans of the original Fallout games, Obsidian Entertainment formed after the dissolution of Interplay’s Black Isle Studios, the developers of Fallout and Fallout 2. Many of the same designers who worked on those games—Feargus Urquhart, Chris Jones and Chris Avellone to name a few—ultimately went on to form Obsidian.  I am really excited to see these guys back in the radiated, mutant-filled Fallout sandbox.

via Kotaku

Also, if you own a Blackberry and enjoy Fallout then you might like this custom Pip-Boy 3000 skin posted by Gizmodo.

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