Bethesda Softworks has been pretty secretive about its work on the next opus in the Fallout series. The firm built up anticipation by slowly releasing concept art over the past few weeks, culminating with the release of the Fallout 3 teaser trailer earlier this month. However, Bethesda recently spilled the beans about the title to gaming magazine Game Informer, and the folks at Fallout fan site No Mutants Allowed have gotten their hands on scans of the ensuing article. These scans, which show some previously unseen screenshots and art from the game, can be viewed on this page. A transcript of the article is also available here, for those who don’t feel like reading off the scans.
Judging by the screenshots, Fallout 3 features a similar visual style but more detail than the original games. The new title takes the franchise in a different direction by switching gameplay to a first-person perspective, but the non-real-time targeting and combat system from the original games remains. According to Game Informer, Fallout 3 will offer the best of the Oblivion and Fallout franchises “without any compromises, and with enough amazing new details to excite even the most jaded or skeptical RPG enthusiast.”