Today, Bethesda Softworks announced their plans to release three more downloadable content packs for Fallout: New Vegas. The content will release simultaneously on the XBOX 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The three packs, titled – Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Hearts will expand upon the game’s sprawling universe, gritty gameplay and humor. As can be expected, they will also raise the stakes quite a bit.
Available on May 17, Honest Hearts takes you on an expedition to the unspoiled wilderness of Utah’s Zion National Park. Things go horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a tribal raiding band. As you try to find a way back to the Mojave, you become embroiled in a war between tribes and a conflict between a New Canaanite missionary and the mysterious Burned Man. The decisions you make will determine the fate of Zion.
In Old World Blues, releasing in June, you will discover how some of the Mojave’s mutated monsters came to be when you unwittingly become a lab rat in a science experiment gone awry. You’ll need to scour the Pre-War research centers of the Big Empty in search of technology to turn the tables on your kidnappers or join forces with them against an even greater threat.
Lonesome Road, available in July, brings the courier’s story full circle when you are contacted by the original Courier Six, a man by the name of Ulysses who refused to deliver the Platinum Chip at the start of New Vegas. In his transmission, Ulysses promises the answer as to why, but only if you take one last job –a job that leads you into the depths of the hurricane-swept canyons of the Divide, a landscape torn apart by earthquakes and violent storms. The road to the Divide is a long and treacherous one, and of the few to ever walk the road, none have ever returned.
Furthermore, it was revealed that all future downloadable content packs for Fallout: New Vegas will be priced at $9.99 (PSN/PC.) The XBOX 360 versions will sell for 800 Microsoft Points.
Since it’s release, Fallout: New Vegas has received high reviews, with many referring to it as a necessary purchase. The Associated Press awarded it 4/4 stars, while Gamespot gave it a 4.5/5 review score. They even went so far as to say that the apocalyptic RPG was one of the ‘best games of the year.’ It received a rating of M (mature) by the Enterainment Software Ratings Board.