Ah, Nipton. It’s a town no Fallout: New Vegas player can forget, namely because it’s full of burning corpses… and much, much worse. All of which gives you a good excuse to go on a murder spree against the Legion, in an episode that feels rather Heart of Darkness. Maybe that was just me.
Anyway, it looks like you’ll eventually be able to re-explore the wonders of Nipton through a remake mod in Fallout 4 on PC, as the mod team behind Fallout 4: New Vegas has released a new video showing the approach up to the town.
The mod project, which has been underway since August 2017, released a clip of some gameplay in September 2018 – but we hadn’t seen much since then in terms of video footage, aside from a small preview of the Anti-Materiel Rifle and a very authentic bug involving Doc Mitchell’s head. This time, the mod team has shared a preview of what the remake mod’s dialogue will look like, along with the new voice acting – which quite accurately depicts the sort of euphoria you probably would experience from winning the Legion’s lottery. Judging by the loading of that 10mm pistol, however, I wager Oliver Swanick did not live much longer after that.
Here’s some footage of the original encounter from Fallout: New Vegas, if you want to compare notes.
There’s currently no release date for Fallout 4: New Vegas, as the mod team is unsure when it will be ready, but it’s encouraging to see that the team is making progress. You can still get involved with helping build this mod, too, as there’s a sign-up form and Discord server for the project. I dread to think what the inside of Nipton will look like, however – or which poor sod will have to remake it.