You've heard of the Sierra Madre Casino. We all have, the legend, the curses. Foolishness about it lying in the middle of the City of the Dead, buried beneath a blood-red cloud. A bright, shining monument luring treasure hunters to their doom.
The world's most famous stars and entertainers were invited to its Grand Opening. An invitation was a sign of... exclusiveness. The opening was supposed to symbolize a road to a brighter future, not just for the world... ... but for all who came to its doors. A chance for anyone to begin again.
Except - the Sierra Madre never opened. The war froze it in time, like a big flashbulb going off. The Grand Opening - one big ending of humanity. It's still out there, in the Wastes, preserved, just waiting for someone to crack it open. But getting to it. That's not the hard part. It's letting go.”— Elijah
- Dead Money intro
Behind the scenes
|The following is based on Fallout New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
It was built before the War, a tower of gold and lights, where fortunes could be gained and lost... ... a monument to wealth.”
- The first paragraph of the intro narration was originally a couple lines longer but, for unknown reasons, the end lines got cut. Examining the lines in the GECK, the lines are written but have the wrong dialogue file associated with them (dialogue files for lines form the last paragraph).
|End of information based on Fallout New Vegas cut content.|