Fallout 3 details revealed

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.”

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    • Wintermane
    • 12 years ago

    Oh ya it was very much copyright infringement…

    As for fallout 3… Its looking to be a great game.. tho the old fanatics are seriously bummed out now that deyails are comming out.

    Heh some were even silly enough to expecta turn based isometric game from bethesda;/

    • rika13
    • 12 years ago

    actually it may not be copyright infringement but more bullying by a large paleolithic company against fair use

    firstly, the part that was used does not significantly affect the saleability of the magazine

    second, scanning the page not only provides accurate quotation, but also is required to display the images

    third, proper credit was given as to the source

    the last time real piracy occured over http was when the starforce boys linked stardock’s galactic civilization (or was it GC2?)

    besides, i see NMA stuck back by telling non-american users to hit the google cache (which is perfectly legal, since the cache not only archives history, in fact many website historians have used it, but is required for performance reasons); NMA’s pics arent up, but N4G still has them; lovely graphics on F3, definately an improvement over F2:)

    • herothezero
    • 12 years ago

    q[

      • Krogoth
      • 12 years ago

      Yep, the whole TB versus RT combat system argument is damm silly.

      Combat was a minor part of what made Fallout to into the excellent CRPG we know it today.

      It is the atmosphere, dark humor, moral ambiguity, 1950s satire and *[

        • DarkUltra
        • 12 years ago

        I agree Fallout had amazing atmosphere, but the combat was also very fun! I remember doing the ship cargo level several times. There you are, just down the ladder, and surrounded by mutated monsters, making every move count. Hitting them in the groin or the eyes for 300 hit points hehe.

        Any RPG that isn’t top-down perspective and at least five characters is not worth playing. But not all my friends like Fallout or Baldur’s Gate…

        §[<http://jooh.no/ss_baldurs_gate.html<]§

          • SPOOFE
          • 12 years ago

          So you liked the Psycho remake, too, huh?

    • Kunikos
    • 12 years ago

    Please don’t link to copyright infringement. You guys don’t link to pirated software, so why pirated magazines? Scanning magazines is not cool, and no matter how much you want to read the articles you should either browse it at the newsstand or buy it.

    • DASQ
    • 12 years ago

    ‘Oblivion’ isn’t the franchise, Elder Scrolls is.

    • BobbinThreadbare
    • 12 years ago

    I am catiously pessimestic about fallout 3, I expect myself to dislike, but not hate it. I have serious doubts about Bethesda’s ability to execute key elements, such as humor, an overarching story that seems important yet allows for openended game play.

    • Ruiner
    • 12 years ago

    I’ll believe it when I see it. The industry is under too much scrutiny to release something as edgy as the original Fallout, and it will likely get the console/mass market watering-down treatment as well.
    They are doing a good job cranking up the fanboy hype machine though…for a game that is over a year away.

    I would have been happy with a game based on the recently released VanBuren engine, as long as story/gameplay were faithful to the original.
    ‘Pretty’ is nice, but a distant 3rd for RPG’s.

    I’m guessing the KOTOR2 restoration will be the best RPG in years….free of market constraints, censors, or release date pressures.

      • Kunikos
      • 12 years ago

      Too edgy? WTF? They’re releasing Manhunt 2, and on the fucking Wii no less. What the hell are you smoking?

        • Ruiner
        • 12 years ago

        Rock Star’s stuff is the exception rather than the rule, but it partly proves my point about gratuitous gore/eye candy as a gaming priority.

        Recent RPG’s have been rather dilute in their plotlines and character development, at least compared to the old Interplay/Black Isle greats.

    • odizzido
    • 12 years ago

    I hope to god they dont have the “enemies level with you” thing. I hate it.

      • Ruiner
      • 12 years ago

      The article states they won’t.

        • odizzido
        • 12 years ago

        three cheers.

          • emorgoch
          • 12 years ago

          Link to say where they won’t (image insert at the top):
          §[<http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=2278<]§

            • Rand
            • 12 years ago

            Right ear the bottom of the page that hosts the transcripted §[

            • SPOOFE
            • 12 years ago

            If that’s what you fear, you have nothing to fear, because if you described a game that exists, it certainly wasn’t Oblivion.

    • Krogoth
    • 12 years ago

    The official Bethesda forums are a huge flamefest for players that refuse to accept change.

      • PrincipalSkinner
      • 12 years ago

      Like they are in position to refuse something. They could refuse to play the game.

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