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E3 2015 – Fallout 4 Release Date Announced, Gameplay Revealed (Update)

June 14, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

At the Bethesda E3 2015 press conference tonight, Todd Howard introduced the first Fallout 4 gameplay walkthrough.

In the videos, you’ll get a look at the character creation (for males and females), the dog, Boston, gameplay, and much more.

Not wanting to spoil the story after the bombs drop, Howard said you emerge two hundred years later as the sole survivor of Vault 111.

There’s also a Pip Boy Edition for Fallout 4, coming with its own Pip Boy that you can put your smartphone in and use as a second-screen.

As well, you can download the new iOS game Fallout Shelter from the App Store tonight.

The Fallout 4 release date was also confirmed as November 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

If you missed it, the Fallout 4 announcement trailer is available for viewing over here.

Update:

Bethesda’s press release confirmed that November 10 is the worldwide release date for Fallout 4. As well, they say the genre is “Post-Nuclear Role Playing.”

Here’s some more details:

Description:

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming.

As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.

Key Features:

Freedom and Liberty!

Do whatever you want in a massive open world with hundreds of locations, characters, and quests. Join multiple factions vying for power or go it alone, the choices are all yours.

You’re S.P.E.C.I.A.L!

Be whoever you want with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character system. From a Power Armored soldier to the charismatic smooth talker, you can choose from hundreds of Perks and develop your own playstyle.

Super Deluxe Pixels!

An all-new next generation graphics and lighting engine brings to life the world of Fallout like never before. From the blasted forests of the Commonwealth to the ruins of Boston, every location is packed with dynamic detail.

Violence and V.A.T.S.!

Intense first or third person combat can also be slowed down with the new dynamic Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System (V.A.T.S) that lets you choose your attacks and enjoy cinematic carnage.

Collect and Build!

Collect, upgrade, and build thousands of items in the most advanced crafting system ever. Weapons, armor, chemicals, and food are just the beginning – you can even build and manage entire settlements.