Three new Fallout: New Vegas DLC packs in the works

Bethesda is betting you're ready for a return to the irradiated glitz and glamor of Fallout: New Vegas with three new DLC offerings, coming in as many months.

On May 17, "Honest Hearts" (a title you likely remember from last month's leak) will pit you against a tribal band of raiders in Utah's Zion National Park. In June, you'll be taken captive and and turned lab rat in "Old World Blues," ... that is until you fight back using info you'll gather in the Big Empty. Come July, you'll be able to journey down "The Lonesome Road," which "brings the courier's story full circle" and lets you confront the original Courier Six (whose refusal to deliver the Platinum Chip started the whole mess).

Each pack will run $9.99 and be released simultaneously on Xbox 360, PC and (fingers crossed) PSN.
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May 3, 2011 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced three downloadable content packs will be released in the coming months for Fallout®: New Vegas™. The three packs will be released simultaneously for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows-based PCs.

Honest Hearts™, Old World Blues™ and Lonesome Road™ will further expand upon Fallout: New Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.

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.

Reviews of Fallout: New Vegas have called the game "an utterly essential purchase" (MSN UK) and described it as "addictively, rambunctiously fun" (Entertainment Weekly). The Associated Press awarded it a 4 out of 4 stars and said "Bottom Line: It's a Blast", while GameSpy gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and called Fallout: New Vegas "one of the best games of the year."

All downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas will be available for download on Xbox LIVE® for 800 Microsoft Points, the PlayStation®Network for $9.99, and both Steam and Direct2Drive for $9.99.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.