Seems like another huge wave of Fallout: New Vegas previews has started. Following IGN, we now have another preview at The Escapist (thanks to Jason for the tip!). It's pretty comprehensive and features, among other things, a list of all new weapons shown in the demo:
- Grenade machinegun
- Trail carbine (a lever-action rifle.)
- Varmint rifle (a small caliber, semi-auto rifle.)
- Cowboy repeater (a Winchester-style lever action gun.)
- Plasma caster (mistakenly referred to as a "Fallout 1 & 2")
- 9mm Pistol
- Grenade launcher
- Single shotgun (a powerful new scatter gun.)
- Caravan gun (an over-under short barrel, double scatter gun.)
There are reportedly twice as many weapons in the game as in Fallout 3.
Here's a snippet:
FU: Yes. A lot of it is to sell the feeling of what is the West coast vs. the East coast. It was actually kind of interesting when we first started working on it, because we really looked at how they made the Washington D.C. area and they used a lot of walls, technically, to block how far you can see, so you don't have to draw anything on the other side of that hill.
So we just used satellite data for the Vegas base and we put it in and ... we're on one side of the map, and we can see all the way to the other side! So some of that stuff we really had to figure out.
We had to change some of the feeling from Fallout 3 to what we're doing. We had to accentuate all of the little bumps and hills. There's a slightly different feeling. New Vegas is more spread out, where Fallout 3 was more centered. There was a lot of stuff, but there was a lot of concentration on the city, and here we have more stuff all over the place, with really key areas.That's one thing I thought the internal team did a really great job on - the landmarks. Wherever you were, you knew where DC was because there was the Washington Monument and Jefferson [Memorial] and there's Tenpenny Tower over there. You could orient yourself without looking at your map. So we tried to do that with our own sense - like the dino (The Obsidian Entertainment team has imbued Fallout: New Vegas with the essence of some of the West Coast's iconic, kitschy monuments, like, for example, Dinky the Dino, the giant Tyrannosaur gift shop. - Ed.) - like "Oh, Dinky's over there, so I know where I am."”