We have the pleasure of meeting up with Otellino (Thomas David Mitchell) and CNC (Christopher Newton-Clare) to discuss their Fallout: New Vegas mod, “For the Enclave!” Not only does the mod add The Enclave as a joinable faction, but it also consists of several main and side quests as well as random encounters. The attention to detail makes “For the Enclave” a worthy addition to the New Vegas Wasteland.
When not working on mods, Otellino is a student at Abertay University in Dundee (Scotland) to study Game Design and Production Management. CNC hails from Southwest England where he is in IT Support and Care Work. They took the time to give us a breakdown of the hardwork and rewarding experience that went in to making such an expansive mod.
What encouraged you to become involved in creating a mod for Fallout: New Vegas?
Otellino: I’ve enjoyed modding games for quite a while, but I found Fallout’s setting to be fantastic. I love its retro-yet-sci fi setting. It accommodates all sorts of different mod ideas and is just all-around fun and interesting.
CNC: I loved the game with its rich lore and detail to it. Fallout has become my favorite series thanks to New Vegas.
What about the lore involving the Enclave inspired you to include them in New Vegas?
Otellino:I honestly find the Enclave very interesting. The idea of a shadow government and remnant of America’s military is something that I loved and had to build on. Even though the Enclave Oil Rig was destroyed in Fallout 2, the existence of Raven Rock in Fallout 3 served as a basis that other Enclave outposts may exist, and so the mod hopefully blend in well with the game’s setting.
CNC: Many people find it interesting and cool to effectively play as the “bad guys”. They have been in Fallout 2 and 3 ,while in 3 you can help them out you still couldn’t be with them. Plus, after seeing the original Enclave power armor brought back a mod had to be made (after I stopped kissing and hugging the monitor of course).
We’re pleased to let you know that from May 16th until May 30th all Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas add-on packs will be discounted on the European PlayStation Network. There will be a 30% discount on all Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas individual add-on packs (with an extra 10% discount for PlayStation Plus members) and a 50% discount for fans buying all add-ons as a bundle (with an extra 20% discount for PlayStation® Plus members).
The Fallout 3 bundle includes all five add-on packs: Broken Steel, Mothership Zeta, Operation: Anchorage, Point Lookout and The Pitt.
The Fallout: New Vegasbundle includes all four add-on packs: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Lonesome Road, Old World Blues along with two additional packs: Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners’ Arsenal.
Get more bang for your bottle cap with Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition — available now available in North America on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Ultimate Edition presents the definitive edition of Fallout: New Vegas — featuring the main game and all six pieces of game add-on content: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier’s Stash, and Gun Runners’ Arsenal.
New Vegas Ultimate Edition will be available in Germany, Australia, and Nordic territories this coming Friday (February 10th), and will be released in the UK, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands on February 24th.
And to further celebrates the game’s release, by popular demand, we’re releasing the sheet music for “Begin Again” — the Dead Money song from Just Bell, Mikey Dowling, and Chris Avellone.
Return home to the Mojave Wasteland with Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition!
The Ultimate Edition includes the full version of Fallout: New Vegas as well as the Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road add-on packs. To sweeten the pot, you’ll be armed with the latest cache of unique weapons, ammo types and recipes from the most recent add-on packs Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners Arsenal.
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate edition arrives on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Games for Windows on February 7th in North American and throughout Europe on February 10th.
All Roads waswritten by Chris Avellone, the game’s creative director, and created in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics. With cover art created by legendary illustrator and comic book artist Geof Darrow with colors by Peter Doherty, the graphic novel also features art by Jean Diaz (Incorruptible) and Wellinton Alves (Marvel’s Shadowland: Blood on the Streets, Nova).