Fallout 3 release date announced

Written by Joe Martin

August 21, 2008 // 11:47 a.m.

Tags: #fallout-3 #oblivion

Companies: #bethesda

Fallout 3 has been given an official release date now on all platforms, though the bad news is that the game will be launching later in Europe than elsewhere.

While the game will see a multiplatform release on October 28th in the US, us Europeans won't see a release until October 31st...which is a trifle disappointing and may also open the game up to increased piracy as early torrents of the US version hit European servers.

Still, at least in Europe we'll be getting a full and uncensored release unlike the Australians.

Fallout 3 is a sequel to the classic Fallout RPG games from Interplay which were originally released on PC in the nineties. When Interplay fell on hard times however Bethesda worked to salvage the franchise and bought up the rights to a sequel. Though Bethesda has since licensed back the rights to an MMO adaptation to Interplay, the singleplayer rights remain firmly with Bethesda.

The game is set in Washington DC decades after a massive nuclear apocalypse which is heavily inspired by the culture of the 1950s - expect lots of ray-guns, mutants and classic jazz. Players take the role of a survivor who has hidden in an underground vault and must venture into the world above in search of their father.

If you want to know more about the world of Fallout 3 then we suggest checking out our latest Fallout 3 hands-on preview or glancing over our interview with Bethesda's Pete Hines. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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