Everything We Know To Date About Fallout 4, And More
Fallout 4, the much anticipated sequel to Fallout 3, is due November 10 for PC and Consoles (both PS4 and XBOX One). Prior to the release of Fallout 4 we will see the release of the Fallout Anthology containing all of the canonical releases; it is slated to be released on September 29th, 2015. Fallout 4 will have DLC, and a Season Pass (to cover all of the DLC), and two special edition(s) available to the general public: the Pip-Boy Edition, and the Fallout 4 Mighty Bundle; a third will be available exclusively in Australia.
- Wearable Pip-Boy, “with adjustable cuff, rotating knobs and working lights. Designed to accommodate a variety of smartphone devices”
- RobCo Industries stand.
- Vault-Tec approved capsule case.
- Limited edition Vault-Tec® Perk Poster.
- Pip-Boy pocket guide.
- Metal game case.
- an 80 page hardcover Fallout 4 Franchise Book “…detailing in words and hi-res imagery the history of Fallout over the years”
- a Fallout Vault Boy Pop! Vinyl figure
- a copy of the game.
The Fallout Anthology will contain the following, and it will come in a neat mini-nuke container:
- Fallout 2
- Fallout Tactics
- Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition
- Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition
Back in June the game Fallout Shelter was release for iOS and Android; if you haven’t played it yet I recommend it (it is very fun and addictive). The game is in many ways a strategy game with city building and resource management components; you play as the Vault Over-Seer and you must build the Vault while balancing resources and defending against raiders and the like (mole rats are very annoying!).
Here is the Fallout 4 trailer; very enjoyable to watch.
Fallout 4 takes place in Boston Massachusetts where the player takes on the role of the sole survivor of Vault 111, emerging 200 years after the Great War which caused the apocalypse.
Shown in the trailer are:
- the Paul Revere Monument
- the USS Constitution
- the Massachusetts State House
- Scollay Square
- Bunker Hill memorial
- Fenway Park
The game will be functionally similar to Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas along with new features:
- first and third person perspective – a returning feature of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas
- the V.A.T.S. targeting system – Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, a returning feature found in the canonical games of the franchise.
- extensive spoken dialog; more than Fallout 3 and Skyrim combined – over 111,000 lines of dialogue.
- split-piece armor system – Prior Fallout games allowed for the use of many different pieces of armor.
- base-building – Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas featured housing. The new base-building expands on this concept to include community building complete with NPC settlers, multiple buildings, power, farming et al., and a caravan system betweem communities.
- a dynamic dialogue system – a returning feature of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas.
- crafting system – a returning feature of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas.
- no level cap.
- while an end to the main story exists, this will not cause an ‘end-of-game’ scenario; so players will be able to continue in their adventures.
- Fallout 4 uses the Creation Engine, the same engine used in Skyrim.
- Fallout 4 will support mods; and it is stated that mod support is planned for both console versions of the game.
- Fallout 4 will include the dog companion seen in Fallout 3.
- Lead character to be fully voice acted allowing for dynamic conversations.
- Fallout 4 will support 1080p resolution.
- Fallout 4 will support 30 frames per-second on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One
Fallout 4 Nuke Pack
- a Fallout 4 lunchbox
- a 37 x1 0″ Fallout 4 Print
- a Vault Boy mini bobblehead
- the game in a collectible metal case
For PC Fallout 4 can be purchased on Steam here.