War. War never changes… and apparently neither do the graphics in the highly popular Fallout franchise.
But let’s set that aside for now because the first official trailer for Fallout 4 has been released and it was beginning to seem like this day would never come. There is no release date yet, but the game can already be pre-ordered for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on the official website. Fallout4.com is real now!
“the next generation of open-world gaming”
The full reveal will take place at 7 p.m. PST on June 14 at E3 and can be streamed live through Twitch or YouTube.
“We know what this game means to everyone,” said Game Director Todd Howard in the release. “The time and technology have allowed us to be more ambitious than ever. We’ve never been more excited about a game, and we can’t wait to share it.”
The trailer follows a German Shepherd (What’s up Dogmeat?) through bits and pieces of the new wasteland, while flashbacks show us how perfect life was, you know, before that nuclear war started and caused the almost-apocalypse. The familiar rusty-retro-1950s-mixed-with-futurism style is strong in this one; some of the settings glimpsed briefly look like they could be in Fallout 3, and the not exactly breathtaking graphics also play a part in this.
“We know what this game means to everyone,”
While the look and style of the game holds its predecessor’s hand, there are a few noticeable differences. There are tons of aircrafts in the trailer and a quick shot of what looks like someone wearing power armor flying some kind of helicopter, which could indicate that operating vehicles might be a thing in the new installment.
And the biggest difference: the Lone Wanderer / Lonesome Drifter talks! The man wearing the Vault 111 uniform calls the above-mentioned German Shepherd “Pal” and they walk together into the wasteland, which indicates that, this time around, our wasteland wanderer might actually have a personality.
So let’s start saving our bottle caps!