Bethesda has announced a Fallout Anthology for PC. The anthology will feature five games and their official add-ons. It will come with an extra space so you can stick your copy of Fallout 4 in when it comes out.
The packing is also special—”an exclusive mini-nuke storage case with audible bomb sound.” Whatever that means, it sounds cool. The collection will include:
• Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
• The Pitt
• Operation: Anchorage
• Broken Steel
• Point Lookout
• Mothership Zeta
• Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition
• Dead Money
• Honest Hearts
• Old World Blues
• Lonesome Road
• Gun Runners’ Arsenal
• Courier’s Stash
• Fallout Tactics
• Fallout 2
You’ll be able to pick up the Fallout Anthology on October 2.
For those of you not familiar with Fallout, it’s a series of roleplaying games set in the post-apocalyptic future, heavily inspired by the 1950’s aesthetic. And it’s not just the visuals that are set in the 1950s. The post-war nuclear paranoia and hope for the miracles of technology is as present as mint-green kitchenware. The first game takes place in Southern California in the year 2161, and humans have hidden away in Vaults—underground homes, basically. When Vault 13’s water chip breaks, the protagonist, simply called the Vault Dweller, must emerge from the Vault to find a replacement.
Later games focus on different characters and decades, with Fallout 4 taking place in Boston. The game begins the day the bombs first fell in 2077, but the protagonist, who lives in Vault 111, awakens 200 years later, mysteriously un-aged; the protagonist is the Vault’s only survivor. Fallout 4 is set to release November 10, 2015.
The Fallout series is solidly M for Mature, so parents should be aware of its content before picking up the Fallout Anthology for younger kids. It’s got a lot of dark humor and violence on top of some fairly raunchy sexual references.