Following numerous store listings suggesting a 2015 release date, Bethesda has officially announced that Fallout 4 will arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 10, 2015. It's available for pre-order now on Amazon.
Todd Howard took to the stage during Bethesda's E3 press conference today to showcase a hefty Fallout 4 gameplay demo, revealing that its story begins pre-apocalypse, the return of VATS, and a special collector's edition which comes with a real-life Pip-Boy.
A Pip Boy 3000 is an in-game gadget that your character is given at his or her coming of age in the world of the Vault. It signifies you’re ready to take on the tasks of an adult, and serves as your in-game inventory and development companion in the Fallout-universe.
People have been making replicas for years, but in 2015’s world of smartwatches, Bethesda has decided to give you a real-life Pip Boy 3000 with Fallout 4.
The collector’s edition of the game will come with a replica Pip Boy 3000 wrist cuff that fits phones of all sizes, and an app for your smart device that lets you simulate the wasteland gadget.
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Fallout 4 comes out in November.
Fallout 3's VATS System Returns in Fallout 4's Combat
During Bethesda's E3 2015 Press Conference, the publisher revealed that Fallout 3's tactical combat mechanic VATS -- Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System -- will return in Fallout 4, allowing players to pause the battle, take aim at a target, and take a chance to hit or miss. The strategic system was implemented in Fallout 3 in an effort to maintain the series' roots as a tactical combat game.
The news came during an extended gameplay demo of Fallout 4. A pack of Mole Rats burrowed out of the ground and attacked the main character's dog companion. The second this happened, time froze, and the player had the ability to target exactly which enemies they wanted to attack and where.