The Collector’s Edition of Fallout: New Vegas will come packed with all kinds of excellent extras — not the least of which is “All Roads,” a hardcover graphic novel written by New Vegas creative director Chris Avellone that acts as a prequel to the game.
Today we’re announcing that comic icon Geof Darrow — best known for contributing art to Hard Boiled, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot and The Matrix films — has put his considerable talents to work on a cover for “All Roads,” with Peter Doherty providing colors. The graphic novel also features art by Jean Diaz (Incorruptible) and Wellinton Alves (Marvel’s Shadowland: Blood on the Streets, Nova).
You can check out a small slice of Darrow and Doherty’s large-scale, dual-page piece above. For a closer look at the bigger picture, you’ll need to head down to Comic-Con, where Darrow and Avellone will be handing out signed “All Roads” lithographs at the Dark Horse Comics booth. Here are all the relevant details:
Both Geof Darrow and Chris Avellone will be signing special lithographs featuring the full cover art at the Dark Horse booth (Booth #2615) at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, July 24 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.
The Fallout: New Vegas collector’s edition, which is available available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Games for Windows, can be pre-ordered now through participating retailers. Fallout: New Vegas will be released in North America on October 19, 2010 and across Europe on October 22, 2010.
Update: In other New Vegas news, there’s a new preview for the game up at CBS News, of all places. Here’s an excerpt:
New Vegas will also contain challenges that the player can accomplish. “We also have a challenge system set up too in the game,” Avellone said. “So not only will you get perks for various achievements and things you do in the game, you’ll also have challenges like how many quests you complete, how many headshots you do, how many limbs shot, and it encourages you to try out weapons just for the fun of it.”
Since announcing the Collector’s Edition and digital pre-order packs for Fallout: New Vegas, we’ve received questions here at Bethesda Blog and within our forums about both. Today we’re answering some of the most commonly asked questions.
If I already pre-ordered the game, will I still get the content offered by that store?
If you’ve already pre-ordered your copy of the game, you’ll receive whatever pre-order digital pack that store is offering. For instance, if you had already pre-ordered from Gamestop, you’ll receive the Classic Pack when you purchase and pick up the game upon it’s release.
A legion of Imperial Stormtroopers? Check. Rorschach wannabes? Of course. Fallout: New Vegas and developers from Obsidian?? WHO…. WHA???
In less than two weeks, Fallout: New Vegas will make its way to San Diego Comic-Con with Fallout: New Vegas Senior Designer Chris Avellone and New Vegas Creative Lead John Gonzalez (as well as George Ziets — Creative Lead on Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer and the upcoming Dungeon Siege III) participating in a special panel called Fallout: Game Writing in Evolving Franchises. The panel takes place on Friday, July 23rd from 4:30-5:30 in Room 9.
All very good news, right? Well, the bad news is that San Diego Comic-Con is already sold out. If you are interested in attending, you might want to check out their site for information on returned memberships.
PC Gamer’s Rich McCormick recently checked out Fallout: New Vegas — with a chance to explore two areas in the game, the New Vegas Strip and Novac. Check out his preview here… just be aware there’s some quest-specific spoilers.
We return for another edition of Inside the Vault: The West Coast — this time with Casey Kwock, QA Tester on Fallout: New Vegas.
What’s your job at Obsidian?
I’m a Quality Assurance Tester on the Fallout: New Vegas development team. My responsibilities include testing functionality, gameplay, and system performance with focus on the critical path areas. If I encounter a problem, I report it to the team and help fix the issue with the person responsible.
I also help Designers with scripting, area layouts and creating content in secondary locations. When you find a cave hidden at the base of a mountain far off the beaten path, it could be mine. Continue reading full article ›
This morning the judges for the Game Critics Awards announced this year’s Best of E3 2010 nominations, and we’re excited to share that RAGE scored the most nominations with five. The game was nominated in the following categories:
Best of Show
Best Original Game
Best Console Game
Best PC Game
Best Action Game
Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas, captured a nomination for Best Role Playing Game.
Winners of this year’s Game Critics Awards will be announced next Tuesday, July 6th.
It’s been more than a week since the last game journalist vacated the LA Convention Center (rumors of some being trapped inside have yet to be confirmed), but the E3 coverage continues to make it’s way online for your reading pleasure.
E3 offered a first chance for many to get their hands on New Vegas. Among the eager, first-time players was Atomic Gamer’s Jeff Buckland. Here’s an excerpt from his preview…
“For those who are wondering whether Obsidian was able to make a brand new experience in the style of Fallout 3, the hour or so I spent with the game makes it seem like everything is pretty much in order. But it’s the new elements as well as the renewed interest, two years after Fallout 3, which gets me more excited.”
For more hands-on impressions, as well as accolades for the game at the show, hit the jump below.