Fallout 3 Gone Gold

by Blake Ellison, Oct 08, 2008 12:18pm PDT

Fallout 3, Bethesda's open-world take on the classic post-apocalyptic RPG series, is done and off to production.

"Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault," reads a press release from Ubisoft Europe (the game's European distributor) on WorthPlaying.

The revival, sporting some ultimately unimportant censorship, will hit PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 28. The full press release is reproduced below:

Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock

on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from

the comfort of your own vault. Included is an expansive world, unique

combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible

cast of dynamic characters. Every minute is a fight for survival against

the terrors of the outside world - radiation, Super Mutants, and hostile

mutated creatures. From Vault-Tec, America's First Choice in Post Nuclear


Vault 101 - Jewel of the Wastes. For 200 years,

Vault 101 has faithfully served the surviving residents of Washington

DC and its environs, now known as the Capital Wasteland. Though the global

atomic war of 2077 left the US all but destroyed, the residents of Vault

101 enjoy a life free from the constant stress of the outside world. Giant

Insects, Raiders, Slavers, and yes, even Super Mutants are all no match

for superior Vault-Tec engineering. Yet one fateful morning, you awake

to find that your father has defied the Overseer and left the comfort

and security afforded by Vault 101 for reasons unknown. Leaving the only

home you've ever known, you emerge from the Vault into the harsh Wasteland

sun to search for your father, and the truth.

Fallout 3 features one of the most realized game

worlds ever created. Set more than 200 years following a nuclear war,

you can create any kind of character you want and explore the open wastes

of Washington, D.C however you choose. Every minute is a fight for survival

as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of

the Wasteland.


  • Limitless Freedom! - Take in the sights

    and sounds of the vast Capital Wasteland! See the great monuments of

    the United States lying in post-apocalyptic ruin! You make the choices

    that define you and change the world. Just keep an eye on your Rad Meter!

  • Experience S.P.E.C.I.A.L.! - Vault-Tec

    engineers bring you the latest in human ability simulation - the

    SPECIAL Character System! Utilizing new breakthroughs in points-based

    ability representation, SPECIAL affords unlimited customization of your

    character. Also included are dozens of unique skills and perks to choose

    from, each with a dazzling variety of effects!

  • Fantastic New Views! - The wizards at

    Vault-Tec have done it again! No longer constrained to just one

    view, experience the world from 1st or 3rd person perspective. Customize

    your view with the touch of a button!

  • The Power of Choice! - Feeling like a

    dastardly villain today, or a Good Samaritan? Pick a side or walk the

    line, as every situation can be dealt with in many different ways. Talk

    out your problems in a civilized fashion, or just flash your Plasma


  • Blast 'Em Away With V.A.T.S.! - Even

    the odds in combat with the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System

    for your Pip-Boy Model 3000! V.A.T.S. allows you to pause time in combat,

    target specific body parts on your target, queue up attacks, and let

    Vault-Tec take out your aggression for you. Rain death and destruction

    in an all-new cinematic presentation featuring gory dismemberments and

    spectacular explosions.

  • Mind-Blowing Artificial Intelligence! -

    At Vault-Tec, we realize that the key to reviving civilization

    after a global nuclear war is people. Our best minds pooled their efforts

    to produce an advanced version of Radiant AI, America's First

    Choice in Human Interaction Simulation. Facial expressions, gestures,

    unique dialog, and lifelike behavior are brought together with stunning

    results by the latest in Vault-Tec technology.

  • Eye-Popping Prettiness! - Witness the harsh

    realities of nuclear fallout rendered like never before in modern super-deluxe

    HD graphics. From the barren Wasteland, to the danger-filled offices

    and metro tunnels of DC, to the hideous rotten flesh of a mutant's face.

Fallout 3 will be available

in North America Oct. 28, while Europe gets it on Oct. 31, 2008.


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