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Fallout New Vegas Screens, Details Released

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Bethesda released a new batch of screens from its upcoming Fallout RPG.

Tuesday Bethesda Softworks released a new batch of screenshots from the upcoming game Fallout: New Vegas. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the upcoming RPG is slated for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in November 2010, and will take place three years after the conclusion of Fallout 3.

In addition to the screens, Bethesda released a new fact sheet that gives a bit more insight into the upcoming game. As seen in the screenshot shown below, the Companion Wheel streamlines directing of NPC companions. Obsidian also implemented a Reputation System that tracks the consequences of player actions. There will also be a Hardcore Mode thrown in the mix to keep all the twitch gamers happy.

"Special melee combat moves have been added to bring new meaning to the phrase 'up close and personal,'" the company said. "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."

Bethesda also said that Fallout: New Vegas will double the amount of weapons found in Fallout 3. "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," Bethesda added.

Sounds like fun.

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    phoenix777 , May 5, 2010 12:12 AM
    can't wait, this is gonna be awesome.
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    c_schwab , May 5, 2010 12:19 AM
    Fallout 3 was amazing and it sounds like New Vegas will be even better.
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    phoenix777 , May 5, 2010 12:12 AM
    can't wait, this is gonna be awesome.
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    builderbobftw , May 5, 2010 12:14 AM
    Woah, Looks great, and it's made by bethsuda, So you know it will be pure win!
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    bogcotton , May 5, 2010 12:17 AM
    Yeh, the game isn't about graphics, so hearing the changes is much better than screens.
    Maybe it can get the 2010 GOTY?
    Or will that be taken by Crysis 2 I wonder?
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    c_schwab , May 5, 2010 12:19 AM
    Fallout 3 was amazing and it sounds like New Vegas will be even better.
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    delbunk , May 5, 2010 12:25 AM
    Looks interesting. I want to see what California is like after fallout 1...
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    scione , May 5, 2010 12:31 AM
    im looking forward to new vegas, but im more excited about about ES 5 :p 
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    Regulas , May 5, 2010 12:42 AM
    Fallout 3 was one of my favorite games of all time and this looks to be a nice addition to the franchise.
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    Dirtman73 , May 5, 2010 12:45 AM
    I'm glad Bethesda contracted the development of New Vegas to another company. As amazing as Fallout 3 was, it was seriously hindered by Bethesda's annoying design quirks. Hopefully Oblivion is far from the minds of Obsidian's employees as they work on NV.
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    Cons29 , May 5, 2010 12:51 AM
    as far as i like fallout the combat system needs to be improved, also the animation like walking.

    customization is a big plus, maybe they'll make fallout 3 on sale soon? :) 
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    nforce4max , May 5, 2010 12:54 AM
    On the road again, killing those super mutants again. Having fun on the road again. I can't wait. :) 

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    liquidsnake718 , May 5, 2010 1:38 AM
    interesting, still have to finish the original f3
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    neblogai , May 5, 2010 1:57 AM
    It is obvious that Bethesda's engine is getting old, and most likely none of its weaknesses are fixed for this game. We are promised better melee combat, but Gamebrio is just bad in animation or when displaying damage/wounds/dismemberment. So what are we getting?
    1) New plot - in California. Now it gets interesting- will the New Vegas be based on the rich world of Fallout 1-2, or the bland one of Fallout3? I mean things like real world weapons- with descriptions - in Fallout 1-2, versus bland, generic-computer-game-weapons of Fallout3? Will it be more like the world of Fallout2 in Fallout3 graphics, or are we to see post nuclear California suddenly change and become similar to New York?
    2) Reputation system - happy to see it being back.
    3) Control of NPCs- also very nice to get.
    I'm really not sure about this game. I hope for the best, but the short time in development makes it look like its just another way by Bethesda to milk the Fallout franshize and Gamebrio engine. Still, I hope it will surprise me.
    Also, I hope that the next Fallout (Fallout4) will get a proper, dedicated engine, not a half-good, second-hand one. Fallout 1 and 2 were deep and realistic- I hope Fallout 4 gets that as well, with fully implemented smart physics, cool but realistic damage and dismemberment, info on items and weapons, respectable power-armor, etc., etc..:) 
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    kelemvor4 , May 5, 2010 3:05 AM
    bogcottonYeh, the game isn't about graphics, so hearing the changes is much better than screens.Maybe it can get the 2010 GOTY?Or will that be taken by Crysis 2 I wonder?

    My money would be on SC2.
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    tyko , May 5, 2010 3:08 AM
    It's actually being made by Obsidian Entertainment which I'm more excited about since they were founded by members from Black Isle and they worked on Fallout 2.
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    falchard , May 5, 2010 3:40 AM
    Also Obsidian did Neverwinter Nights 2. After playing that game I wonder if Obsidian can make a game that isn't buggy. Chances are this one won't be as bad as Never Winter Nights 2 was in bugs since its based on the Gamebryo engine that Bethesda modified. If they don't have a hand in the actual programming of the engine, it might be good.
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    tinmann , May 5, 2010 5:15 AM
    I'm just happy to see a new Fallout. There hasn't been any DLC in months and Mothership Zeta wasn't that great.
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    Stardude82 , May 5, 2010 7:17 AM
    Even though they are the largely the remnants of Black Isle, the developer of FO1/2, I don't know if I can trust them after the lack luster sequels they've made. Alpha Protocol has not had mixed buzz. I'll get excited when the reviews for AP are in.
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    schmich , May 5, 2010 7:59 AM
    I've never really liked the Fallout franchise. The third one didn't feel so straight forward and this doesn't look so warm and welcoming either (I know, Fallout is all about the opposite) which isn't in the spirit of an RPG. Also, is it supposed to be a grandscale à la MMORPG or what's up with the graphics?
    Guess we'll have to see a bit more of the game to see what this is really made out of.
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    neiroatopelcc , May 5, 2010 8:07 AM
    I'm not too sure I like vats being back. It was fun and all, but it made the gameplay much slower. In every playthru I ended up with the lincoln repeater and vats, just headshotting my way thru the game. If it weren't an option I might've played it more the way I do with borderlands (full throttle, rambo style)
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    Gin Fushicho , May 5, 2010 8:26 AM
    Vegas, I'm excited. I'm assuming we will learn how Cali turned out?
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