Bethesda has officially revealed , the newest entry in its open-world RPG series, which is set to ship on , , and .
The game’s went live slightly ahead of schedule, showing box art for the title and also confirming it will not be released on and .
A trailer for the game has also been released. It opens by showing the “Please Stand By” message on a television, before pulling out to reveal the inside of a bombed out house.
A dog is seen entering as a voice on the radio says “with the world poised on the bring of war, Vault-Tech is reporting.” The message cuts off, but returns later to say “folks, er, it seems we’ve got some breaking news … standby,” setting up another post-apocalyptic adventure.
The dog walks through the house and out into the world as the trailer cuts between pre and post-apocalypse depictions of the world.
As , Fallout 4 will take place in Boston. During the video we are briefly shown an area called “Scollay Square,” which is located in real-world Boston. The USS Constitution, which is docked in the city, Bunker Hill Monument, and the Massachusetts State House are also seen in the video.
A narrator, which has been , then says “war never changes,” an iconic line used throughout the series.
Also worth noting is that the character featured in the trailer is voiced. It is unclear whether this is the player character, but if it is, having a voiced playable protagonist would be a first for the series.
The entrance to Vault 111 is also briefly shown. It is likely this is where players will journey into the wasteland from. Red Sox fans may also notice a post-apocalyptic version of Fenway Park.
Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard, who has previously worked on The Elder Scrolls , , , and , is directing the project.
“We know what this game means to everyone,” said Howard. “The time and technology have allowed us to be more ambitious than ever. We’ve never been more excited about a game, and we can’t wait to share it.”
in Los Angeles on June 14. This is the first time the company is hosting its own press conference, creating the expectation that it has several big titles to showcase.
For those interested, the song used in the trailer is by The Ink Spots. Bethesda previously used the group’s in its Fallout 3 reveal trailer.
Take a look at some key Fallout 4 image and a GS News Update covering the reveal below.