Bethesda’s ‘Fallout 4’, which after years of anticipation was finally announced last week, is giving out all of its gritty details this E3. Alongside multiple videos covering ‘Fallout’s’ gameplay, we were also given it’s release day, and it’s coming sooner than you’d think. The game will available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 10, 2015, just in time for the holiday season.
The first video gives not just a summary of the game’s upcoming features, but also a watered down version of ‘Fallout 4’s’ opening story, with relatively few spoilers.
The story revealed isn’t too elaborate upon compared to what we’ve see from the initial trailer, but we do now know that the married couple with a baby that we saw in the flashbacks is the protagonist’s family. Which gender you choose determines whether you are the husband or wife, and you can customize how both of them look before choosing which one to play as. How you decide the two parents will look determines the appearance of the baby, who will be made to look like a mixture of the two. Appearance will no longer be created via simple scales and inputs – instead, by clicking directly on the face you can specifically change facial features, including size and placements of things like the eyes, nose, and mouth, as you can also customize skin color.
Later in the video, they say that you are “the sole survivor of your vault”, but it does seem strange that they’d go to the effort of creating your husband/wife and child and then drop them from the story, doesn’t it?
The rest of the video shows off a bit of the desolate landscape of Boston, and also gives a brief rundown on how the protagonist’s side kick, a loyal German Shepard, can be used in gameplay. The dog helps in combat and also follows specific commands that the player can execute through clicks, such as pointing the dog to scope out an area or pick up an item in the distance.
The second video provided is much shorter, and is focused on the game’s combat. You can see more of the dog in action as it tears down small foes, and also see the variety of weapons that the player can use, from simple guns to giant missiles, including mini nukes. They also show off a bit of the battle suit that has appeared in much of Bethesda’s advertising, including the game’s cover. Check it out for yourself below:
“Fallout 4” will be available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 10, 2015.