Oct. 19, 2010 marked the release of Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas, and you had better believe I've been bumping the soundtrack and mulling over the thought of replaying it today. Here to further stoke people's nostalgia for the Mojave, the ambitious Fallout 4 mod team behind a project that seeks to bring New Vegas over to Bethesda's updated engine released a new trailer today, and it can give any real Fallout promo a run for its money.
Set to the song "Ragtime Cowboy Joe," a fitting tune that wasn't in Obsidian's original, the Fallout 4: New Vegas mod team's new video follows that tried-and-true Bethesda trailer formula: pair a catchy oldie with explosive action. Interspersed throughout the trailer, there are also some calmer looks at classic New Vegas locales.
It's all there and looking spiffier than ever thanks to the engine's improved lighting and the hard work of the mod team's artists. From the small town of Goodsprings to Nipton, Vikki and Vance's Casino, and the Powder Ganger-filled prison, every part of New Vegas seen in the trailer has been recreated with clear love and respect for the source material.
The Fallout 4: New Vegas team is large—the credits for the trailer on YouTube list a few dozen names—and has been working away at the project for quite a while. Earlier this year they released a short teaser featuring a certain lottery winner New Vegas players might remember, and even the newly recorded voice work stays true to Obsidian's release where it matters most.
This trailer for the anniversary of the original is actually kicking off a showcase week of new work from the Fallout 4: New Vegas team, so for more you should definitely follow their work on Twitter. There's no word on when the team hopes to put the mod out there, but it's clear they've already assembled some portfolio-worthy work.
It's enough to make you hope that seeing Obsidian and Bethesda united under Xbox really could give us a New Vegas sequel, but that's still more of a pipedream at this point. If you're interested in diving deeper into New Vegas for today's big anniversary, be sure to go back and read Editor-in-Chief Kat Bailey's "Making Of" feature along with the game's entry in our Top 25 RPGs of All Time list.