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Fallout: New Vegas Getting Three New DLC Packs

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Bethesda has announced today that three additional DLC releases for Fallout: New Vegas will be arriving over the next few months. The release schedule begins with Honest Hearts on May 17 followed by Old World Blues in June and Lonesome Road in July. Each pack will be $9.99, or 800 Microsoft Points, and they'll all release simultaneously on 360, PS3, and PC.

Each release has a different theme and purpose, similar to the DLC episodes for Fallout 3. The first, Honest Hearts, takes players on a journey into a new area: Utah's Zion National Park. In that sense, it is probably similar to the Operation Anchorage, The Pitt, or Mothership Zeta DLC. According to Bethesda's press release, players will determine the fate of Zion, suggesting this will be a self-contained quest.

In Old World Blues, you'll be kidnapped in a pre-war research center and learn the secrets of the mutated monsters that scour the land. Many are already speculating that this will be a journey to Area 51.

Lastly, Lonesome Road seems to be for Fallout: New Vegas what Broken Steel was for Fallout 3, continuing the player character's story beyond the main quest ending. This isn't strictly confirmed by either Bethesda or Obsidian, but according to the press release it “brings the courier's story full circle.”

After the negative consensus toward Dead Money (New Vegas' first DLC release), here's hoping these new packs live up to the quality of some of Fallout 3's better DLC, like Broken Steel and Point Lookout.

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Joe Donato Video games became an amazing, artful, interactive story-driven medium for me right around when I played Panzer Dragoon Saga on Sega Saturn. Ever since then, I've wanted to be a part of this industry. Somewhere along the line I, possibly foolishly, decided I'd rather write about them than actually make them. So here I am.
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