It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis. It’s a place where the right kind of person with the right kind of weaponry can really make a name for themselves, and make more than an enemy or two along the way.
As you battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland, the colossal Hoover Dam, and the neon drenched Vegas Strip, you’ll be introduced to a colorful cast of characters, power-hungry factions, special weapons, mutated creatures and much more. Choose sides in the upcoming war or declare “winner takes all” and crown yourself the King of New Vegas in this follow-up to the 2008 videogame of the year, Fallout 3.
Enjoy your stay.
The town of Novac gets its name from the sign outside the motel beside the large T-Rex. The sign reads "NO VACANCY" with the letters "ANCY" destroyed and burnt out, leaving just "NOVAC" illuminated.
In Mr. New Vegas's radio channel, he will sometimes reference key moments in your play through. I.E. if you chose to kill Mr.House, he will talk about it. Other plot points include the way you deal with the various tribes of the Mojave and some DLC missions.
Matthew Perry was cast in Fallout: New Vegas due to being a fan of the previous game; Fallout 3. He also gave away a signed copy of Fallout 3, not because he was in it, but rather just because he claimed it was his favorite game
The perk "In Shining Armor" doesn't actually do anything. The perk was supposed to give the player an additional +5 Damage Threshold against energy weapons while wearing any metal armor, and +2 while wearing reflective eyewear. The perk doesn't provide any Damage Threshold boost due to the fact that the parameter that is referenced when checking the skill type of enemy weapons is "Energy" instead of "EnergyWeapons". This means that the function "IsWeaponSkillType" will never return a value that can activate the perk effect, because there is no weapon skill called "Energy".
There were originally plans for romance speech options and game endings for companions, but the idea was ultimately cancelled before any work was done on it. According to Jason Bergman (the Senior Producer for New Vegas), "Tt was clear that it wasn't going to be fun or interesting in any way. Also Avellone really hates romance in games." One of the romance ideas that was talked about was if you romanced Cass, you were both going to get drunk and wake up married. And there was another idea where if your rep was high enough, the player would get married to their companion by the King, with him singing "Love Me Tender" a la Nicholas Cage in Wild at Heart.
Mr. New Vegas is voiced by Wayne Newton, who is known as Mr. Las Vegas in real life. The designers created the role for Newton "because he is Las Vegas," and that "he really brings that extra touch of Vegas class to the game."Quotes
Caesar: You're the courier who's caused so much trouble for my Legion, and yet you dare come before me. Vulpes Inculta, the best of my frumentarii, is dead. All the bribes I sent to the Omertas ended up buying me nothing. The Great Khans aren't exactly clamoring to fight for my Legion *now*. The garrison I established at Nelson has been wiped out. Years of meticulous scheming to place a mole at Camp McCarran - wasted. The Kings of Freeside are cooperating with the NCR now, which frees up soldiers to defend the dam. You even disrupted a promising weapons deal with the Van Graffs. So tell me this, because I *really* want to know: I am feared - with good reason - but *you* of all people dare to come before *me*, the mighty Caesar. What were you thinking?
Robert Edwin House: I haven't shown my hand - I've shown one card. I've given my enemies a single, provocative datum upon which to fixate. They have no idea what other cards I'm holding. It's a strong hand, believe me - I dealt it to myself.Easter Eggs
During Mr. New Vegas' news broadcasts, he spares some quotes from NCR Operatives in the Mojave wastes. One broadcast in particular has an NCR operative quoted with phrases such as "devil in disguise" and "return to sender", both of which are titles of Elvis Presley songs.
A Wrecked Highwayman can be found half-submerged in mud and, upon finding it, one of two background songs from Fallout 2 ("My Chrysalis Highwayman" or "Gold Slouch") will play. The trunk is filled with Energy ammunition, making it a nod towards the Highwayman in Fallout 2, which used Energy ammo as a fuel source. The original idea for this encounter came from J.E. Sawyer, who originally planned it for the cancelled Van Buren game, which would have included the Tanker FOB in the trunk from Fallout 2.
A portrait of the mother and father of Fallout 3's protagonist, The Lone Wanderer, can be found in Vault 21, next to Sarah's bed.
With the Wild Wasteland perk activated, players can find the words "Romanes eunt domus" written on the side of a building in Cottonwood Cove. This is a reference to the Monty Python movie, "Life of Brian", in which Brian attempts to graffiti "Romans go home" on a building in Latin, however, the statement has several translation errors (much to the chagrin of a passing centurion) and literally translates to "People called Romanes they go the house."
With the Wild Wasteland perk, the radio host Mr. New Vegas ends his news segment with the saying "Stay classy, New Vegas." In the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Ron Burgundy ends all his news segments with "You stay classy, San Diego."
In Nipton, if the player has the wild wasteland perk activated, two charred skeletons can be seen with the names Owen and Beru. This is a reference to the movie Star Wars. In the movie, Luke Skywalker returns home to find his family farm on fire and the burned corpses of his aunt(Beru Lars) and uncle(Owen Lars).
Indiana Jones' remains (hat included) can be found inside a refrigerator, mocking a scene in the fourth film where Jones survives a nuclear blast by hiding in a fridge.
There's a fossilized dog called Seymour in the Lonesome Road DLC. Seymour has the appearance of a normal dog, but at a reduced size. His inclusion in the game is a reference to the Futurama episode "Jurassic Bark" in which Fry finds his dog Seymour fossilized and tries to clone him.