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Fallout 3 trailer released

Fallout 3 trailer released

The Fallout 3 trailer indicates a 'Fall 2008' release date for the post-apocalyptic adventure.

First there was Fallout, and things were good. Then came Fallout 2 and things were arguably even better. Then Fallout 2 begat a run of crappy sequels and spin-offs and things were not so good. Then Interplay had a lot of financial difficulties and things were quiet for a long time. Until now.

Bethesda, who recently bought up the license to the Fallout series (excluding a possible MMO), has just released the first trailer for what is hoped to be a return to form for one of the best and most-loved RPG series ever. The Fallout 3 trailer, which can be streamed or downloaded from the official site has been released after a thirty-seven day countdown throughout, which fans were teased with concept art for the new game.

The trailer is, according to Bethesda, all rendered in the games engine and uses "I don't want to set the world on fire" by The Ink Spots as the soundtrack. The Ink Spots previously provided their own style of 50's music for the original two games.

The trailer also uses the voice of Ron Perlman, who starred in films such as Hellboy and Alien: Resurrection, for the brief but nostalgic narration. Ron Perlman, who previously narrated both Fallout 1 and 2, has been signed to narrate the entire game and will no doubt be kicking the game off with the famous line; "War. War never changes."

The trailer may be short, but at least it's sweet and by bringing back some of the classic feel to the game fans have been assured of how committed Bethesda is to making a quality gaming experience.

It's a shame that the release date for Fallout 3 is listed only as 'Fall 2008', putting it more than a year away for a projected release, but if the game is shaping up as well as we hope then it'll be worth the wait.

What do you think about the trailer? What features do you want to see in Fallout 3? Are you worried it'll just be a post-apocalyptic Oblivion? Let us know your reaction in the forums.

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Veles 6th June 2007, 13:41 Quote
Heres hoping it's not Oblivion with guns, although I wouldn't mind it if the game was Deus Ex style.
Zurechial 6th June 2007, 13:46 Quote
It's looking good so far, I have to say.
The trailer does smack of the real Fallout atmosphere, and that allays my fears somewhat about Bethesda's ability to get it right.

I suppose it's easy to forget that Bethesda don't only do Elder Scrolls games. Terminator: Future Shock, anyone? :)

I just hope their deal with Liam Neeson doesn't leave them with a voice-acting budget of only 4-5 other actors, a la Oblivion.
Having all the NPCs of different genders and races voiced by just 4-5 people completely killed the immersion for me in Oblivion.
CardJoe 6th June 2007, 13:58 Quote
Maybe it'll all be text based, with only prominent NPCs voice, like in the original?
DXR_13KE 6th June 2007, 15:55 Quote
i hope they are all in sound, text base is so last century.....:p
airchie 6th June 2007, 15:57 Quote
I've not played much of the original Fallout series.
I suspect I missed out.
I do have them available to install though so I may just get around to that before long...
Paradigm Shifter 6th June 2007, 16:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
i hope they are all in sound, text base is so last century.....:p
I hope not, to be honest. All it'll take is one regularly occurring voice that doesn't 'fit' and it'll spoil it for me. :(
CardJoe 6th June 2007, 17:05 Quote
You really did miss out Airchie! Fallout 2 is one of my all time favourite games, though install can be a bit tricky (No Mutants Allowed website makes it easy though).

Don't deny yourself the pleasure!
Zurechial 6th June 2007, 18:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Maybe it'll all be text based, with only prominent NPCs voice, like in the original?

I hope so!
Honestly, if Bethesda just gave me Fallout 2 with a new engine (or even the same engine and some new sprites :) ), a new story/map and kept everything else mostly the same I'd be delighted. :D

That's unlikely to happen.. but I'm not going to be pessimistic about this one.
I was pessimistic when I first heard that Bethesda had bought Fallout 3, but for some reason that trailer alone has given me hope.

Now to work on getting "Made Man", "Gigolo", "Porn Star" and "Child-killer" karmic titles again.. :)
CardJoe 6th June 2007, 18:23 Quote
If it doesn't have the SPECIAL stats system then I'm going to go to their offices and ****. Everywhere.

To me, it's the stat system (karma, etc) that MAKE fallout games. That and Ron Perlman.
Zurechial 6th June 2007, 18:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
If it doesn't have the SPECIAL stats system then I'm going to go to their offices and ****. Everywhere.

To me, it's the stat system (karma, etc) that MAKE fallout games. That and Ron Perlman.

:):):)

Agreed 100% - When I think of Fallout I think of SPECIAL and the mature themes - Those are the defining aspects of the series for me, without even mentioning the excellent writing, dark humour, tactical combat, ugly-yet-beautiful artwork and 'linear open-endedness'.

I'll be sad to see the turn-based combat go. It seems the majority of people detest the very concept of it and most don't have the patience for it, but I think it's what made the Fallout combat so thrilling and intellectually-satisfying.

My joy and glee upon hearing Ron Perlman's voice in that trailer almost cross the boundaries of appropriate. :)
sam.g.taylor 6th June 2007, 22:10 Quote
I don't know Fallout, so excuse this comment -

but is that the Citadel (of City 17) in the background?
g3n3tiX 7th June 2007, 12:34 Quote
yep...reminded me a lot...I don't know why there is such a thing...
Did anyone of you NOT find the game engine nice ? I am one such guy. I thinks it looks "old gen". I know they have more than a year (fall 2k8) to make it better, so if it's bad today what will it be ?
CardJoe 7th June 2007, 13:30 Quote
Old gen? Don't think so. If it's ALL in engine then we've got some very detailed textures on our hands, and we've not even seen physics and level sizes yet.
Flibblebot 7th June 2007, 14:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by g3n3tiX
Did anyone of you NOT find the game engine nice ? I am one such guy. I thinks it looks "old gen". I know they have more than a year (fall 2k8) to make it better, so if it's bad today what will it be ?
Were you watching the same video as me? Because if so, it was anything other than "old gen". It looked to me as though it was pre-rendered, but watching it again, there are a couple of clues (the non-roundness of the steering wheel) that give it away.
If the game engine really can handle that level of detail at such wide zoom ranges (close up of the radio, to far-off detail of the buildings), then it's pretty spectacular!

Glad Fallout is back
Sad we've got to wait 18 months :'(
Bauul 7th June 2007, 14:27 Quote
It didn't look old gen at all, imagine the Oblivion engine and then compare. It's much harder to render D3 engine style close up beauty in a massive open ended engine needed for an RPG like this. For such an engine, this looked pretty damn cutting edge.
Hells_Bliss 7th June 2007, 15:35 Quote
i'm happy :D

FO 1 & 2 is by far the best series i've ever played.

They better keep SPECIAL, i loved the perk system lol.

I'll even play the MMO if/when it comes out, just 'cause I love the series so much.
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but is that the Citadel (of City 17) in the background?
I think it was the obelisk in DC, though I dunno what that thing is on the top right of the panned out view is supposed to be, either rubble that looks funny or some advanced building.
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