A new trailer for the Fallout: New Vegas DLC Old World Blues is out and it's looking, well, pretty goofy.
I have no idea what's going on in this trailer but it looks awfully damn weird. Cool, yes, in a Spock's Brain sort of way, but mighty strange. Kind of evocative of some of the odder bits in Fallout 2, which tended to take a more humorous, albeit it still dark, approach to the apocalypse than the original Fallout.
In Old World Blues, the player ends up trapped in a pre-war research center in the Big Empty and forced to take part in a bizarre experiment that, in the finest tradition of Fallout, goes terribly wrong. The DLC promises to reveal the origins of some of the wasteland's mutated beasts and will give players the opportunity to take down their kidnappers or team up with them to face off against a possibly even greater threat.
I generally prefer my post-apocalyptica played straight, like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Metro 2033 or even the original Fallout, so I'm not quite sure what to make of this. It does look very groovy - and the cheesy drive-in horror-fest opening is a great touch - but I'm not sure how seriously I can take an end-of-the-world scenario that makes a priority out of getting my brain back.
The Fallout: New Vegas DLC Old World Blues comes out on July 19 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.