'Fallout: New Vegas' DLC Dated, Detailed

Fallout: New Vegas

Well, we were told it was coming, and now we know when. Bethesda has dated the first DLC pack for "Fallout: New Vegas," saying that it'll come exclusively to the Xbox 360 on December 21, 2010. Titled "Dead Money," the DLC will add new, um, weapons, terrain and choices. If it sounds like I'm being vague here, it's only because the press release was really, really vague. Seriously, if you strip out the general info about the release date, this is all we have to go on in terms of the actual story:

"As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive."

This leaves a lot of holes and questions, specifically regarding the format of the DLC. Based on the description, it sort of sounds like the game takes place within the confines of the Sierra Madre Casino, which would make it similar to past DLC releases like "Mothership Zeta." But without the aliens.

The mention of "new terrain," though, sort of implies that there's, well, new terrain, and new places to explore on the map. If so, I wonder if it has something to do with that strange, blocked off Northern Passage at the very top of the Mojave Wasteland. That place is just itching to be explored!

Still no price point set for "Dead Money" but I'd still imagine that it'll run you 800 points (or $10), in accordance with previous "Fallout" DLC releases.