First New Vegas DLC Announced

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The first downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas was just announced!

“Dead Money” will tell the tale of a deal gone bad. After teaming up with three fellow wastelanders, players will need to pull off an intense heist to find and recover the treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino.

If you’re looking for a sneak peek at Dead Money, we might have something In The ‘Works. For now, here’s the official release:

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS REVEALS DETAILS FOR FIRST FALLOUT®: NEW VEGAS™ DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

‘Dead Money’ Available December 21st Exclusively on Xbox LIVE

November 17, 2010 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Dead Money, the first downloadable content for Fallout®: New Vegas™, will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft beginning December 21, 2010.

“We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas this December with Dead Money,” said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks. “The release of Dead Money illustrates our commitment to creating entertaining add-on content for players to enjoy in already massive games like Fallout: New Vegas.”

As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive.

Fallout: New Vegas, the follow-up to Fallout 3 – the 2008 Game of the Year – brings this beloved franchise to a location only Fallout could do justice: Vegas.  Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.

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.”

Published by Bethesda Softworks and developed at Obsidian Entertainment, Dead Money, has not yet been rated by the ESRB. It will be available for 800 Microsoft points.

Fallout: New Vegas has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB.  For more information on Fallout: New Vegas, including the game’s downloadable content, please visit http://fallout.bethsoft.com.

About Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from five of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, and MachineGames – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein™ and RAGE™. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.

Fallout, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bethesda Softworks LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All Rights Reserved.

About Obsidian Entertainment

Obsidian Entertainment is an entertainment software development company passionately dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for Windows PC and console systems. Obsidian was founded in 2003 by five game development veterans who’ve produced, programmed, and/or designed award-winning role playing games for a variety of platforms over the last 15 years. The five founders are: Feargus Urquhart, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Chris Avellone and Chris Jones. Many of Obsidian’s talented employees have worked on award winning products for organizations such as Black Isle Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Neversoft, and others. Obsidian Entertainment’s Web site is located at www.obsidian.net.

Reader Comments

  1. Yeah this is the only reason why I hate Bethseda.. i although i love Fallout games i can eventually wait for it to come to PS3, but this whole exclusive stuff you do for Xbox for just some extra money is pointless…

  2. How about the fix all the fricken’ bugs first, then worry about putting out DLC’s.

    I do agree that “exclusive” DLCs are lame, but fortunately I’d heard that was going to be the case originally, so I got the 360 version instead of the PS3 (which I would have preferred). Really too bad for the PC gamers out there though…that’s a big F.U. Bethesda/Obsidian are sending.

  3. I own both a PC and an Xbox 360 but I choose to play on the PC cuz I like the controls and it is cheaper. Of course with the Steam time/date issues on launch night and now this.. it makes me think I should have paid the extra $10 and manned-up and got the 360 version. Sheesh. At least with FO3 WindowsLive and XboxLive were both supported for DLCs right away. What gives this time around?

  4. I mean look Bethesda, out of the 40+ comments on here, over 30 of them STRONGLY dissagree, where are your precious fans that you gave the DLC exclusive to? They don’t even come here and say “Thanks?” “Thanks for giving us the extra stuff and leaving out the other 2/3 of your community?”

    Oh well Bethesda, i hope you make the right decision next time ;)

  5. You know guys when they release a platinum edition or GOTY edition for the Xbox 360 they will probably release the DLCs for all gaming platforms.

  6. All you PS3 owners shouldn’t be complaining to Bethesda. You should complain to Sony that they can’t afford to fork out enough money to get their own DLC like Microsoft do. I’ll enjoy playing this DLC. Am rather confused why it isn’t on the PC version though..

  7. Very sad. I think this will be the last fall out I ever buy. If the company is going to play favorites then I will play someone elses games. I was very upset with how Fall out 3 players were treated on the ps3 so I only got 1 of the DLC’s. Now PS3 users… don’t buy any DLC if any does come out. I won’t be!

    And I will continue to give the game low ratings and share my words with others until the company makes a game for the players not the highest bidder!

  8. lol at all the people shocked by this, but are also claiming to have played “all the fallout games from fallout 1″

    remember fallout 3? it was the same. dlc was released on the xbox360 first. If you didn’t see this coming, you deserve what you get, especially if you have multi-consoles.

  9. No DLC for the PC is fine, I am sure Dice would rather have me spend my money on BFBC2 Vietnam instead. Look at 2k Marin, they made the mistake of not handling Bioshock 2 DLC properly; sure they’re coming out with more but what’s the point? I’ve already moved on.

  10. I can understand releasing the DLC exclusively for the XBox 360 on the console market, but it should come out on the PC the same day as the 360. Shame on Bethesda!!!

  11. Bethesda, you would be better served just making entire games 360 exclusive rather than screw 2/3 of your users. The way it is just makes those of us on other platforms feel ripped off.

  12. Would be GREAT, if you managed to fix these game ending faults your game has before you start thinking about future money schemes. Not even an apology has been issued to the customers that has paid 60+$ for something they cant play. Just horrifying customer service.

    Never again bethesda/obsidian, NEVER again. I’d rather give my money to gamestop or those kinds of companies from now on. Good job.

  13. Not again Bethesda! Haven’t you guys learn anything from your previous game of Fallout 3?!

    Nope, you just doesn’t want to listen to your fans, and Fallout New Vegas feel like Fallout 3 all over again with the same BS! Exclusive DLC, Bugs, Leveling, freezing issues, and non-playable after finishing the game!

    Once again PS3 is being left out until late Spring 2011 when our DLC is released! This is getting to be absurd, Bethy! What is this, 2007 and you guys are still Microsoft’s pets!

    You guys are really going to lose more sales if you don’t release it on all 3 systems!