‘Fallout 4’ Quakecon 2015 Update: Companions, Romances, and ‘Fallout Shelter’ On Android Announced

Good news, wasteland wanderers! More information about this year’s most anticipated game has come out of Quakecon 2015. Bethesda brought new details surrounding Fallout 4 through artwork, screenshots, video, and a brief game demo. They even gave all attending press members free PIPBOY masks to mark the occasion. (I wonder what those will sell for on eBay over the next few hours?)

Bethesda’s Todd Howard took to the stage to dish out new details. First, they discussed a few of the different companions that will join you through your new adventure. Dogmeat, the faithful canine companion introduced at E3, was shown in more detail. He will be the first companion that you find when first stepping out of the vault and will be able to fetch items for you as you do other tasks, such as hacking computers. They also showed a brief video of one of the game creator’s dogs, whom they filmed for the inspiration of Dogmeat in the game.

The next companion was introduced through in-game artwork. His name is Preston Garvey and he is the leader of The Commonwealth Minute Men faction in Concord, Massachusetts. Little else is known about the character, but I’m looking forward to finding out more this November.

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The third companion shown was a woman by the name of Piper. Dressed in a red leather jacket, and donning an old school paperboy hat, Piper can be found in Diamond City. Diamond City used to be known as Fenway Park, but has recently gone through some… renovations after the bomb fell. Piper’s key attribute is that she can lie her way out of any situation.

The final companion mentioned was the robotic Mr. Handy. Many know Mr. Handy from previous games in the series, as well as from the recent E3 footage. They mentioned that Mr. Handy was modeled both internally and externally in case he meets an…. untimely demise.

Todd Howard mentioned that there will be 12 companions in all throughout the game. He also said that all companions will be romance-able, regardless of gender. Who are you planning to woo and seduce in your time in the Wasteland? Who would make the perfect companion?

One major draw of Fallout, and one that adds to the replay-ability of the series, are perks. Fallout 4 will feature 72 different perks that can be manipulated into 275 different combinations. These perks will change depending on decisions you make in the game, as well as which companions you choose to keep in tow.

Finally, Bethesda announces that Fallout Shelter will be gracing Android devices on August 13. This version will include new features, such as several new enemies types and Fallout 4 characters, as well as Mr. Handy, who will collect coins so you don’t have to. Don’t worry iPhone users; This content will be added through an update on the same day as the Android release.

Fallout 4 will be released on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on November 10, 2015. Now we just need to sit back and wait. It will be a very long, excruciating wait…

Are you ready for more Fallout? Or are you over the whole open world experience? Let us know in the comments down below!

James Mikolajewski
James Mikolajewski
James is a freelance writer, who also hosts the Life Of Gaming Podcast on iTunes.

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