Fallout 4 is coming… and much sooner than you’d think. To close out their first-ever E3 Press Conference, Executive Producer Todd Howard took the stage to introduce the long-awaited sequel, but also to reveal exactly when we’ll get a chance to play it. Ladies and gentlemen, old onto your Vault doors, Fallout 4 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 10, 2015.
Howard then took viewers on a whirlwind tour of the new game, beginning with the revelation that Fallout 4 opens before the nuclear war that would eventually decimate the world. Players will get a chance to completely customize their character, man or woman, by editing a wide variety of facial features. Once you step away from the mirror, you’re ready to begin your Fallout 4 adventure… or rather, you will, 200 years from now as the sole survivor of Vault 111.
Once you’re out in the world, you’ll reconnect with your robot butler, Codsworth, and meet a friendly German Shepherd. Players will be able to give the dog commands and it will help in battles. But don’t worry, the strategic shooting of the VATS System is back. And a revamped Pip-Boy model offers a new spin on one of Fallout’s signature features. This new Pip-Boy will even play games, like the Donkey Kong homage “Red Menace.”
And speaking of gadgets, players will have a ton of options for crafting in Fallout 4. Tools, armor, weapons, buildings. The options are endless. And once you’ve got a building, you can hook it in to the power grid and build an entire town which will be inhabited by other survivors in short order.
Finally, Howard revealed that the Fallout 4 Collector’s Edition will come packaged with a WORKING Pip-Boy. How, you ask? The Pip-Boy is actually a cradle for your smartphone that you wear on your wrist (eat your heart out, Apple Watch). Bethesda is even designing a Pip-Boy app that you can use as a “second screen” for Fallout 4. The Fallout 4 Collector’s Edition will be available in “limited quantities” and it’ll set you back $119.99.
The complete Fallout 4 presentation from Bethesda’s E3 Press Conference has been embedded above and you can check out the first screenshots from the game at the Bethesda Blog.
T-Minus 119 days until launch… of the game… not the bombs.