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Letters from the Front

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Looks like one of my E3 predictions was right although it was on the borderline of “IF.” Anyways, I’m hyped.

Fallout has been missing in action ever since 2015 when the long awaited Fallout 4 released to the world and ever since it’s respective expansions launched until today.

After a 24 hour livestream which was something Bethesda did back in 2015 to reveal Fallout 4, Bethesda announced Fallout: 76 to the world and it refers to the missing vault that was mentioned within the two mainline games. It appears that Fallout 76 will feature some kind of multiplayer mode ( hoping that it’s co-op and not a full fledge MP mode.)

Within the Fallout lore, Vault 76 was designed to open up 26 years after the atomic bombs fell and was among the first seventeen control vaults where no testing was done on it’s inhabitants and it’s somewhere within West Virginia which is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland to the northwest which was the setting for 2008’s Fallout 3, the Vault itself was mentioned heavily in Fallout 3 and it’s expansion pack, Mothership Zeta and mentioned briefly within Fallout 4 at the beginning of the game where the newscaster reported that Vault 76 was debuting in 2076 in honor of America’s tercentenary.

Anyways, without further ado, let’s get right into the teaser trailer breakdown.

 

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As the trailer begins, we see a pip-boy on the table. The pip-boy model appears to be a redefined Pip-Boy 2000 which was one of the Pip-Boy variants to be released and was used within Fallout 2. Here we see that the date is October 27th, 2102 which means that this game is a prologue to not only Fallout 1 but the entire Fallout series so we could be seeing a very different, darker, and more depressing game and a very early wasteland as opposed to Fallout 4 and Fallout 3. The song in the trailer is “Take Me Home.” by John Denver and  was recorded in 1971.

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Someone’s bedroom. Here, we can see a Jangles the Moon Monkey plushie and a Fedora hat and perhaps some kind of bag. Days gone by.

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In this scene, we can see a poster that celebrates America’s tricentennial: 1776 to 2076. On the shelf, we can see a few toys and the game “Blast Radius.” and another board game next to it.

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This is new. For the first time, we can see a techni-color television set in this person’s living quarters which is new for the Fallout franchise. Up to this point, the Fallout franchise had only black & white TV sets. We can see Cappy & Bottle which are the mascots for Nuka World on the shelf and below, we can see Vault Boy and a Mothership Zeta toy.

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We can see a Suger Bombs cereal box and the bowls probably half-eaten which probably signifies that something terrible has happened here.

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Something has gone awfully awry here. The vault seems to be celebrating “Reclamation Day!” , some kind of holiday or something much darker? The vault seems empty and devoid of any life which is awfully suspicious.

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Our protagonist is putting on his Pip-boy and getting ready to leave the vault.

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The vault suit in all of it’s glory. Fallout 76 seems like a Fallout New Vegas type game with a multiplayer component to it, a first for the franchise which will probably just include some form of optional co-operative play with friends. Stay tuned for E3 2018 for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

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