Fallout 4 Release Date is November 10th (Here's 12 Minutes of Gameplay Footage)

By Gerald Lynch on at

War, war never changes. But levels of excitement do.

To say we were hyped about Fallout 4 upon its official unveiling is an understatement. But now, having seen some gameplay footage? Well you might as well just lock us away in a vault until it's released, as it's all we can think about now.

During its first ever E3 press conference last night, developers Bethesda showed off a tonne of gameplay footage for the sequel, as well as revealing the Fallout 4 release date: we'll be heading to the Boston wasteland from November 10th.

Here's the game in action:

There's a lot going on in the clips, and a lot more announced offscreen in terms of gameplay details during the conference. But the main points to take away are.

  • The VATs time-stopping targeting feature is still available.
  • There's a mad, working Pip Boy accessory being sold along with the Collector's Edition.
  • You'll be able to make both male and female characters using a comprehensive character creator.
  • Conversations will be fully voiced and branching, with more than a touch of Mass Effect about them.
  • A ridiculously deep crafting system will let you make weapons from ALL salvaged items across the wasteland.
  • You can get a jetpack.
  • Your pet pooch can take orders, including being sent to fetch items.
  • You'll be able to establish settlements, have townsfolk come to live there, and then fend off attacks from raiders as your settlement grows.
  • You will get to play in the pre-bomb era.

And, if that first trailer wasn't proof enough, it looks bloody gorgeous, in an end-of-the-world sorta way. Heading to Xbox One, PS4 and PC, it's set to be a massive game, so it might be worth postponing Christmas as you prepare to spend the Yuletide season in the cheery post-apocalyptic Boston wasteland that Bethesda has built.