Bethesda Softworks, the company behind the incredible Fallout 3 and its expansion packs, has put out a teaser trailer for the next game in the series, Fallout New Vegas. While not a direct sequel to the smash hit Fallout 3, it’s another story in the shared Fallout universe. It will be released for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC this fall.
The Fallout universe is set in a post nuclear war America full of 1950s-esque nostalgia. Much of humanity has been destroyed, except for those who managed to retreat into underground survival vaults and a few who managed to survive above ground.
There’s still no word on gameplay details, other than that it will be a role-playing game similar to Fallout 3. Honestly after the awesomeness that was Fallout 3, they don’t have to give me anymore information than that. Even though it’s not a sequel, all of the games in the Fallout series have been a lot of fun and I doubt FNV will be any different. This is now one of my most anticipated titles of the year. I would say it’s THE most, but Dead Rising 2 hits this fall as well. (Come to think of it, DR2 takes place in a Vegas-esque environment too…)
From the trailer, it looks like the California Republic, from Fallout 2, is invading the surprisingly prosperous and well-lit New Vegas. I’m sure both sides will be in search of willing soldiers for the battle. Sign me up!