The mounting anticipation for Fallout 4 is reaching levels of a proverbial nuclear meltdown. The excitement for the forthcoming entry in Bethesda’s popular post-apocalyptic franchise is so high that it’s spilling over into other mediums as well. Recently, the toy manufacturers over at threezero shared their prototype designs for a power armor figure modeled after the series’ iconic Brotherhood of the Steel T-51 suit. About a week ago, a musician under the the moniker Miracle of Sound penned and recorded a song dedicated to Fallout 4 titled “Going Nuclear”.
Prior to the aforementioned homages, a Redditor going by the name KongoBoom crafted a Fallout: New Vegas-inspired Monopoly board and cards to help while away the hours until Fallout 4‘s availability. Now, in an interesting turn of events, it seems as if the famous board game producers at Parker Brothers are giving the fans what they want with yet another ancillary product influenced by Fallout 4, for an authentically licensed collector’s edition of Fallout Monopoly has been confirmed.
Announced via Fallout‘s official Twitter account, the Wasteland-themed version of the renown property trading board game is purportedly coming soon, with many expecting it to drop alongside the release of Fallout 4 on November 10. Details regarding the Monopoly variant initially surfaced when a writer for the online publication Shacknews posted a picture of its contents box on his Instagram page. The board game’s designer, USAopoly, piped up in the comments section and verified that it can be purchased “This November only at GameStop.”
With the actual components of Fallout-opoly having not yet been established, it’s a wonder what kind of goodies will be included. The player pieces will more than likely be different iterations of the RPG’s Vault Boy mascot taking on the various roles depicted in the irradiated title’s perk system, while the legal tender could be represented by NCR currency since paper bills would be easily accountable. However, bottle caps would be ideal for the game’s money. And since Fallout‘s world is so vast, it’s really anyone’s guess as to which locations will be portrayed on the properties.
This isn’t the first time Parker Brothers has teamed up with video game developers to release authorized crossover versions of Monopoly. In the past, other special editions of the real-estate trading board game has involved subject matter like The Legend of Zelda, World of Warcraft, and even Assassin’s Creed.
Although the soon-to-be released Fallout-themed Monopoly will likely be a hit with most fans, it’s important to question if it’s actually a necessary creation and not just a blatant attempt at a cash grab. Honestly, it’s hard to believe that once Fallout 4 finally goes on sale that gamers will actually pause their efforts in the Wasteland for a lengthy round of property management, especially with Fallout-opoly offering nothing new other than trinkets paying tribute to Bethesda’s RPG. Having said that, it might just end up getting stowed away in a closet with all the other “unique” copies of Monopoly released throughout the years.
Fallout 4 has its launch date set for November 10, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while Fallout Monopoly is expected to release on the same day.