We recently showed you the first teaser trailer for the new video game Fallout: New Vegas. It definitely sparked a lot of interest among fans of the Fallout series. There is little known about the game but now there are a few details to emerge for the first time.
In the New Vegas game the player will not play as a Vault Dweller. You're a courier, wounded and left for dead in a shallow grave. A friendly robot, Victor, digs you out, and his doctor owner Mitchell patches you up. You take a "vigour test", which is some sort of electric parlour game. This decides who you are and sets up SPECIAL. You can also take some Rorschach tests, but the mag says this is for fun. The Doc then gives you a Pipboy as he was once a Vault dweller.
The story line follows the struggles between New California Republic vs. Caesar's Legion vs. New Vegas residents. The reason why New Vegas looks like it's standing strong in the teaser trailer is because the city was largely untouched by the Nuclear War. After all the talk of Vegas being the first city to burn in hell, it looks like they're the one laughing now.
There is actually going to be a "hardcore mode in the game where characters will be required to drink water to stay alive, ammo will have weight that needs to be managed, healing isn't as fast, and there will be many other little details that will force players to pay closer attention to detail in order to survive. Maybe you'll even have to go to the bathroom to relieve your character.
If you've played Fallout 3 you wont have a problem playing New Vegas. It's built on the same engine, but with improvements that include melee weapons and specialized attacks.
There is also going to be additional layers of complexity when it comes to the dialogue system. For example, someone with a high explosives skill may be able to have a conversation about explosives where appropriate. There is also "Reputation" system that sits along side existing Karma.
The game definitely sounds like it's gonna be awesome. To find out more detail on it head on over to DuckandCover.