Bethesda brought tons of “Fallout 76” gameplay footage, intercut with a series of animated, in-universe Vault-Tec videos, to E3 Sunday night. The new title is an all-online survival RPG.
“Multiplayer finally comes to the epic open-world RPGs of Bethesda Game Studios,” the developer said in a news release. “Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits.”
The game takes place in the post-atomic ruins of West Virginia.
“Go it alone or with fellow survivors to unlock access to the ultimate weapon — Nuclear Missiles,” Bethesda’s post teases. “This destruction also creates a high-level zone with rare and valuable resources. Do you protect or unleash the power of the atom? The choice is yours.”
“Fallout 76” will have an early beta test this year; the game launches on Nov. 14. A collectible Power Armor Edition of the game has also been announced.
The 2018 Bethesda E3 Showcase took place Sunday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. PT. The publisher premiered its full “Fallout 76” trailer during Xbox’s briefing on Sunday.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off Sunday with the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing at 1 p.m. PT; you can watch the broadcast live here. The presser is being held at the Microsoft Theater across the street from the main event area. This year’s E3 takes place this week, from June 12 to June 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Twitch’s official coverage of the event began in earnest Sunday afternoon.
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