A new mod for the classic post-apocalyptic survival RPG Fallout: New Vegas allows players to traverse the Mojave Wasteland as Negan from The Walking Dead. Naturally, players will be able to take Lucille along for the journey, as Negan contends with hostile raiders, irradiated mutants and vicious ghouls.
Released by Obsidian Entertainment in 2010, Fallout: New Vegas has remained a popular game despite its age and the release of Fallout 4 in 2015. Many long-time fans of the series prefer New Vegas because it was more heavily steeped in the lore of the first two Fallout games, which were largely based in post-apocalyptic California. Fallout: New Vegas is also favored for having eliminated the simplistic good/bad karma system of Fallout 3 in favor of a more complex morality based not only upon your deeds but how well you appeased the various factions and gangs fighting for control of the area around what was Las Vegas. Sadly, for these fans, Bethesda Softworks is keeping a tight grip on the Fallout license and denied Obsidian's requests to develop a Fallout: New Vegas sequel or another game in the same setting.
The new mod and a video (which can be viewed below) show Negan and Lucille in action as they traverse the Mojave Wasteland. There are, as to be expected, some gory slow-motion shots whenever Negan executes a successful critical hit and bashes someone's head in. The video shows Negan going after both human targets (in this case, the escaped prisoners from a New California Republic prison known as The Powder Gangers) and ghouls who have been modified to resemble walkers from The Walking Dead.
It is modifications such as these that have allowed the Fallout games to remain popular long after their official release dates, as talented game designers and programmers create their own content. As with this Negan mod, much of it is based on other properties, such as Doctor Who and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. There are also any number of mods that allow the player to take on the appearance of popular actors or change the appearance of your companions to resemble the likes of Emma Stone or Buzz Lightyear.
Fans of The Walking Dead who enjoy a good game would do well to check out this mod, as it seems to have perfectly captured the character of Negan. It should also appeal to those Fallout fans looking for an interesting challenge for their next play-through. That being said, we'd advise against trying to tackle a Deathclaw with only Lucille.