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.