Fallout: New Vegas Digital Pre-Order Packs

As if the announcement of the gorgeous looking Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition wasn’t enough to stir us up into a Fallout frenzy, it seems that there are more goodies to come:

Digital pre-order packs now available in North America through certain retailer (including Amazon, GameStop, BestBuy, and Steam) and will soon be available worldwide and the packs are as follows:

Classic Pack:

  • Armored Vault 13 Suit – Extensively patched up and dotted with piecemeal armor, this outfit is an homage to the classic ending of the original Fallout.
  • Vault 13 Canteen – This handy device is useful for staving off dehydration and providing a small amount of healing in the Mojave Wasteland.
  • Weathered 10mm Pistol – A well-worn 10mm pistol that packs an extra punch despite its modest size.
  • 5 Stimpaks – Food and water are good for long-term healing, but when the fighting is fierce, Stimpaks help keep Wastelanders upright.

Tribal Pack :

  • Tribal Raiding Armor – Pieced together from scraps of armor, this outfit provides protection without impacting mobility.
  • Broad Machete – This heavy-bladed melee weapon does high damage against limbs and can quickly deal out a flurry of attacks.
  • 5 Bleak Venom doses – Useful on any Melee Weapon, Bleak Venom makes short of work of most living targets.
  • 10 Throwing Spears – If you would like to silently pin an enemy’s head to a wall, Throwing Spears are the way to do it.

Caravan Pack:

  • Lightweight Leather Armor – This hand-modified suit of leather armor reduces its overall weight without impacting its ability to protect.
  • Sturdy Caravan Shotgun – Despite its rough appearance, this Caravan Shotgun will reliably fire 20 gauge shells until the Brahmin come home.
  • 4 Repair Kits – Useful for repairing any outfit or weapon, Repair Kits are a valuable tool for any caravaner.
  • Binoculars – The Mojave Wasteland is a dangerous place, but with these trusty Binoculars you’ll be able to spot trouble coming.

Mercenary Pack:

  • Lightweight Metal Armor – Modified for long-range travel, this Metal Armor sacrifices some protection for mobility and overall weight.
  • Mercenary’s Grenade Rifle – Though similar to other 40mm Grenade Rifles in the Mojave Wasteland, this model has a faster reload cycle.
  • 3 Super Stimpaks – When you absolutely, positively, need to keep your blood inside your body, Super Stimpaks fix you up in no time.
  • 3 Doctors Bags – Mercenaries and broken limbs go together like Iguana-on-a-Stick and Nuka Cola.  Thankfully, these Doctors Bags take a bit of sting out of the inevitable crushed skull.

No news yet on which UK retailers will be offering these, but Game, HMV, Amazon, and Play.com are good bets.  We’d rather have everything in one special set, but better something than nothing!

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  1. Samuel The Preacher says:

    I can’t find anywhere in the UK offering the preorder of the collector’s edition yet, and already they’re announcing this nonsense? This is just Day One DLC, surely, rather than “extra goodies”.

    If they’re going to start this old business and go crazy with the downloadable content (as Richie rather presciently suggested only a few days ago on the forum), I might just wait a couple of years for the inevitable Game of the Year edition, with all the DLC and such built into the disk, for less money. I’ve already wound up buying Oblivion and Fallout 3 and all their DLC twice over each, by getting the initial retail release and then getting the Game of the Year versions a few years down the line, and I’m not looking forwards to doing it again.

  2. Mark R MarkuzR says:

    Doesn’t bother me to be honest, if I want something and have the money for it then I’ll buy it. If it doesn’t take my fancy, or I don’t have the money for it, then I’ll just hang off and play whatever came as standard (assuming I’ve bought the game of course!). Personally speaking, I don’t see the problem in offering incentives to buy from particular vendors… as with the recent RDR incentives, it’s rare that every one of them will appeal to every type of player so they’ll invariably just go for whichever one actually suits them. If, on the other hand, they’re a collector… as I am… then they’d go for all variants but, he says stating the obvious, that’s the whole point of collecting.

    I have the original Star Wars trilogy in something like six different formats and, heaven forbid, if Gorge Lucas (no, it’s not a typo) decided to bring out yet ANOTHER version of the trilogy (the original originals, not the revamped originals) then I’d also consider them… just as I had around 20 different versionf of every KISS single from various territories as they all had different covers.

    Collectors will do as collectors must, finances permitting of course, while the regular punter is free to simply make a decision or bypass any of the incentives completely and go for the vanilla version. Personally speaking, I’d rather go with the vanilla… I don’t want a boost at the start of the game to tip the balance… I want to play it as intended. Lorna’s RDR set had all the fancy schmancy bonus gear in it and I just didn’t see the point.

    As someone who relies on people spending money on our products rather than someone elses, I can totally understand the incentive scheme to buy at a particular vendor. It’s good business and, ultimately, the consumer always has a decision as to whether they buy it, don’t buy it, or moan about its existence altogether :D

    I wouldn’t buy it. Shove it in an awesome case with some post-apocalyptic goodies and I’ll consider buying it, but for something that’s just “in-game”, it’s no more appealing to me than avatar clothing.

  3. Samuel The Preacher says:

    I’m in the moaning and not buying it camp. What concerns me as much as the balance issue though is whether these items will be available in the retail game, just not from the start. If they’re in the game anyway and you can get them by just playing through, I couldn’t care less, and I’m not so bothered. Up to stupid people whether they want to pay to cheat.

    If on the other hand some of those weapons and armour sets are not in the game at all unless you buy the DLC, that changes things. Part of my collector obsession is having the most complete possible version of a game. Which is why I spent far too much money on Mass Effect 2 preorder armour codes on eBay…

    I also know that for all my fine talk of saving money, I will almost certainly buy the Collector’s Edition (when I manage to find it somewhere from a UK retailer), and then wind up getting the Game of the Year when it comes out in 2012, too. I will probably try to justify it, as with Oblivion and Fallout 3, by buying it on the 360 first, and then getting it on PC with the GotY. Heh.

  4. DaZ says:

    I think the pre-order incentives are alright! Something for nothing kinda thing.

    As to the GOTY edition, not sure if i would want to wait that long for the DLC. As MarkuzR says if you want it and funds permit, then i’ll buy it.

    Although, if you pre-order now from Amazon before they release the incentive, do you still get it? I would imagine so…

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