Fallout Fan Mod, Project Brazil, Is Out [FANDOM]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated May 31, 2013 10:12 AM EDT
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The fan-made mod for the post-apocalyptic Fallout: New Vegas, Project Brazil is live. Not just a simple re-skinning, Project Brazil actually provides a whole new world, roughly the size of Fallout 3's Capital Wasteland, complete with main and side quests, complete with 5000 lines of professionally recorded dialogue.

Not bad work for a couple of fans who poured themselves into the mod for the last four years. Maybe it's not an official expansion, but buckle up spanky, because despite any and all rumors, it looks like Bethesda doesn't have any Fallout related plans coming down the pipeline any time soon. So this is gonna have to do for the forseeable future.

The mod begins just like any bit of Americana should, a friendly game of ball. As described by the Project Brazil Nexus site:

"Project Brazil tells the story of your player character, an adopted resident of Vault 18, on the night of the last big Vault-Ball game of the season. The consequences of your player's decision to dodge or tackle Johnny Matheson shapes the rest of their life, playing as an computer Nerd or a popular Athlete. When the war finally reaches the Vault after one prominent figure turns out to be a member of the Enclave, a civil war erupts overnight, forcing the player to pick a side and escape into the wasteland with their rag-tag party of Robots and Friends."

As we all knew, you could only take listening to "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" and "Johnny Guitar" so many times before you wanted to throw yourself into the Divide. The modders knew that too, so they added two new radio stations to the game, offering music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Along the new tunes are also weather reports, news, and commentary on the player's progress, not unlike Three Dog and Mr. New Vegas.

The mod can be downloaded in three separate parts, the first being our basic introduction to the game, and the second will offer up the different groups that can be encoutered in post-war San Bernadino:

* The Survivalists are the last hold-outs in the California territory, refusing to be absorbed into the massive federal government they see as a threat to their isolated independance and military dictatorship. Cobbled together out of the remains of the various hostile tribes destroyed by the NCR, Boss Harders, their leader, holds a tight regimental order over his confederation.

* The Super Mutant Army, under their new leader, Papa Bug Bear, has vanished into the mist of the San Bernardino mountains, unheard from for decades. Their scouting parties have recently been seen raiding the grasslands with powerful robot escorts, as if they were hunting for someone.

* The New California Republic moved into the Cajun Pass in pursuit of Brotherhood of Steel convicts several years ago, capturing the Survivalist's crop producing lands in Union City. Hoping to use I-15 to expand their power towards Nevada, they must first secure their war ravaged boarders or face economic collapse.

Project Brazil is a stand alone adventure, taking place close to two decades before the events of New Vegas begin. It's now free to download here for anyone with a PC copy of Fallout: New Vegas.

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