Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Bethesda Is Bringing Back the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy

Bethesda Is Bringing Back the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy

Almost two years after Fallout 4 came out, it's getting a Game of the Year edition. Publisher Fantasy Flight Games has revealed Fallout, "a post-nuclear board game for 1-4 players" and speaking as a long-time fan of all things power armor and super mutant, it looks pretty radical.

Interestingly enough despite this being a tabletop game, which is usually geared towards multiple players, this version of Fallout can apparently be played solo. Instead, they are making a board game, a retro decision for a game series that comes with a quasi-retro sheen. The victor is the player who accumulates the most influence around the wasteland, as measured by cards you receive for exploring the map and finishing quests. While these releases are somewhat expected for big games at this point, there was one tidbit that even owners of the game will want to know: more Pip-Boy's are coming.

The Fallout board game begins by picking one of four different scenarios: The Capital Wasteland, The Pitt, The Commonwealth, and Far Harbor.

By exploring these regions and completing missions in the main storyline or side quests, your character will grow using a simplified SPECIAL system and competing factions (like the Railroad and the Institute) will advance their agendas. The listed price is $US59.99, with a playtime running from approximately two to three hours. Fantasy Flight is hoping to release its Fallout game this holiday season, which sounds like ideal timing, assuming we're not all living a real-life version by then.

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