With less than a month left until the launch of Bethesda Game Studios’ most anticipated post-apocalyptic open world RPG, the developers have decided to tease gamers a bit more with a new live action trailer titled ‘The Wanderer.’
Long before gamers took an arrow to the knee while playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda already was a well-established name in the gaming industry. I vividly remember spending many hours (probably too many) while a high-school student playing The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and a few years after that I was so entangled with the Fallout 3 story that my mobile phone’s ringtone was The Ink Spots’ ‘I Don’t Want to Set the World On Fire.’ Fast-forward a few more years and now we’re preparing for the launch of the fourth installment of the Fallout franchise with a new live action trailer. If anyone says that Bethesda doesn’t know how to set the mood, they couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Set to Dion’s 1961 song The Wanderer, the trailer is firm proof that Bethesda is capable of telling a story in less than a minute, and that the developers have an exquisite taste in music. There’s everything from the calm life from before the nuclear blast to saving people, hunting things, the family business. Oops, sorry, I got carried away there for a second! All this wandering starts with Sole Survivor exiting Vault 111 with a German Shepherd by his side, and a Pip-Boy 3000 around his arm. One of the main purposes of this trailer was to show how the character evolves throughout the game. Sure, he looks vulnerable in the leather armor he’s wearing at first, but it all culminates with our hero suiting up in the Power Armor, which needless to say, is beyond attractive. As for the title of the trailer, it’s a clear reference to Fallout 3’s hero, the Lone Wanderer, who much like the current protagonist, was accompanied by a dog in the promotional material. In the open world game equation that allows a non-linear gameplay, wandering makes a lot of sense and even feels natural. Watch the trailer below and see why this whole thing gave me goosebumps.
The Fallout 4 release date was set by Bethesda Game Studios for November 10, but the game can already be pre-ordered on Amazon for $59.99. Besides the PC version, there also is one for PS4 and another for Xbox One, so it doesn’t really matter which gaming platform you prefer, as Bethesda has got you covered. A Pip-Boy Edition for all three platforms will also be launched, and at double the price of the standard version, it will include an actual Pip-Boy. Irresistible, right? The wearable can embed a smartphone that runs the second screen functionality of the game. This way, people enjoying the radioactive wasteland will no longer have to build it by themselves, and will get to spend that time actually playing the game.
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