As teased yesterday by a countdown, Fallout 4 has been announced by Bethesda. Yes, the retro-future apocalypse RPG that we’ve all been desperately hoping for is a real thing, and will be officially shown off for the first time at E3 this year.
The countdown finished at 3pm BST, where the Fallout 4 website went live. The main feature of the website is the flash new trailer that you can see above, which is a cinematic showing what appears to be both pre and post-war America. There are sequences set in the 1950s with people witnessing the nuclear detonations, people heading into the Vaults, and plenty of post-apocalypse devestation.
Once again it looks like we'll be taking a dog along for the ride, and the Vault Dweller at the end of the trailer is equipped with a trsuty PipBoy.
So far there's no official word on the setting, but the screnshot above seems to be a destroyed Scollay Square, which is located in Boston.
The website confirms that the game will be on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Here in the UK, official pre-orders can be made from Amazon and Game via the Fallout 4 website, whilst Amazon and Gamestop will handle the US. That next-gen console exclusivity should hopefully mean Fallout 4 is running on new tech, and thus mean we get a far better looking and running game than Bethesda’s previous games. The trailer certainly seems to suggest a much better looking game than before, at the very least. Fingers crossed, eh?
We’ll get to see far more of Fallout 4 on June 14th at Bethesda’s E3 presentation.