Fallout 4 announced with official trailer

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  1. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Bethesda Softworks has finally, officially announced Fallout 4, a project they've been working on for a long time. In real Bethesda fashion, they waited until they had a full trailer including in-game footage to show the public before even talking about the project, even though it was common knowledge that Fallout 4 had been in the works for a while.

    Bethesda also opened up pre-orders on Fallout4.com, for those still buying into the notion that there's any value in pre-ordering that far out, or ever.

    The trailer's a deliberate callback to the original Fallout intro, including a slow zoom out on an old television and the traditional Ink Spots song. What is presumably the main character is seen wearing a Vault 111 jumpsuit. It looks like Fallout 4 will be set in Boston, which looks even more advanced than the Fallout world did in Fallout 3 -- robots and neon lights are everywhere.

    It also looks like the game will have a voiced protagonist, which would be a significant break from every other Fallout game so far. It's a shame that Bethesda is taking back the reins of the franchise, after the breath of fresh air that was Fallout: New Vegas and especially Old World Blues.

    On the in-depth, obsessive side of things, The Vault has broken down the trailer into its base components and then some. Here's a snippet:

    • The game is set in the Commonwealth, around the former city of Boston. The Paul Revere statue from North End is a dead giveaway.
    • Diamond City, which appears to be built around Fenway Park, appears to be a major location and faction in the game.
    • Other locations in the trailer include Bunker Hill, Scollay Square Olympia Theater, the Memory Den club and the Massachussetts State House.
    • propnomicon of the /r/falloutlore subreddit speculates that the neighbourhood seen in the trailer may be located in Brookline, as the houses resemble prefabricated Lustron houses.
    • A separate mention goes to the USS Constitution, which appears to have wound up in a bank after a rocket-boosted voyage. Thanks to Will van Horn for pointing this out!
    • The inclusion of pre-War sequences indicates a playable tutorial sequence set before the Great War. This may also indicate that the game may be set shortly after the war.

    Head on over to see a gallery of sixty annotated screenshots - and an image indicating that the Kotaku leak several months back wasn't entirely fake.
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  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    It's Fallout 3 again, basically. But with a dog!!!!!!!! The setting kind of evolves as we figured it would, further away from Fallout 1.

    And a voiced protagonist. Guess it was inevitable.
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  3. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 6, 2010
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  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well confound it, I am a bit excited now. Finally settlements.

    Being a Vault Dweller again is kind of a bummer....
  5. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    So there is going to be a Flying USS Constitution now.
  6. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 6, 2010
    That art style is crazy different from Fallout 3... damn, look at all that colour. R.I.P. the green filter.
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  7. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    god, this really feels NOTHING like Fallout. Of course Enclave/Vertabirds are in it. At least make it somewhat interesting, make the player character grow up on an Enclave base or something
  8. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    It looks like Fo3 with some modders putting colors.
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  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Enclave? I didn't see any Enclave, that Vertibird could just be a vehicle one of the factions has in store. At least I hope it is, no more fucking Enclave.
  10. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    I thought we see an enclave soldier in the vertabird. It also has an Eyebot. No idea where the setting is though. vague enough to be anywhere.
  11. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 6, 2010
    Y'all are just munchin' on sour grapes... welcome back to the skin-tight vault suit. Mmmm, mmmm.

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  12. SumsoluS

    SumsoluS The Punchinator

    May 9, 2004
    *facepalm* They did not learn from Obsidian. :cry:
  13. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 2, 2013
    After a quick look and before the nitpicking begins, let me just say that overall it looks very interesting!

    Quality wise it looks far better, the scenery reminded me 'Last of Us' stuff that kept me drooling. And the areas seem to be far more varied and interesting.
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  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Eyebots are not necessarily Enclave, the Divide had Eyebots on it. So it could just have scavenged some military equipment and refurbished it.

    I hope Troy Baker there doesn't mean a voiced character, that would just fuck everything up, would limit dialogue even more.
  15. randy Mc rupp


    May 6, 2007
    This is FAR worse than expected. And I didn't expect anything.

    Seriously what is that? Bioshock? It's not Fallout that's for sure.
  16. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    Wasn't too far off with that. Although it wasn't hard to guess, given Bethesda's style.
    Also, Blade Runner blimps and noodles. There. Will. Be. Androids.
  17. Languorous_Maiar

    Languorous_Maiar A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 25, 2011
    Super Mutants? Eyebots? Vertibirds? uhh.
    And even more, one is pre-war prototype. How... odd.
    If they will again create generic SM army to have some "orcs"-type enemies, eh.

    But worst thing. Entire "graphics". It's supposed to be dark, grey, right now everything looks like created from plasticine. :D
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Why is there a vintage record player there? I thought they used "Holotapes" to store audio?
  19. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    It's the Fifties, obviously. Didn't you know Fallout takes place in the Fifties?
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  20. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    It's the same exact character design from the Kotaku leaks, which predicted the game would have a voiced protagonist.