Gamers have known that Fallout 4 was on the horizon for months now, but Bethesda still hadn’t made it official until the release of today’s glorious new trailer. All the old familiar Fallout standards were there: the pull out from a TV screen, the old-timey music welcoming us to the Wasteland, and Ron Perlman reminding us that “war never changes.” The first current-gen Fallout game is headed for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, although an official release date has yet to be confirmed.
Fallout 4 will inevitably take center stage at Bethesda’s much-anticipated press conference at E3 2015 next week, but even with only limited information and a snazzy trailer to sell the project, this latest Fallout has instantly rocketed to the top of many a gamer’s mental “most-anticipated” list. That Fallout 4 is a must-have goes without saying, but getting the game for only $46? That’s a bonus even sweeter than a case full of collectible bobbleheads.
Thankfully, there’s a way to do just that. Online retailer Green Man Gaming is currently offering the PC version of Fallout 4 for pre-order at a 23% discount. That takes the $59.99 list price down to only $46, which certainly isn’t too shabby, especially for a hugely anticipated game that doesn’t even have a release date yet. Interested gamers can click over to Green Man Gaming and use the code 23PERC-ENTOFF-48HOUR to lock in the discount. The pre-order purchase will then net gamers a Steam code to download the game once it releases.
Green Man Gaming might sound familiar even to those who haven’t done business with the site before. The site was at the center of some controversy last month involving similar discount codes for copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. That game’s developer, CD Projekt RED, questioned the source and legitimacy of the codes, and Green Man Gaming CEO Paul Sulyok eventually explained that the digital copies of the game were acquired through third parties after GMG couldn’t make a deal with CD Projekt RED. For the Fallout 4 discount, Green Man Gaming says the codes are coming directly from Steam.
While there will undoubtedly be tons more information revealed about Fallout 4 during Bethesda’s E3 Press Conference beginning on June 16, there are a few clues provided by the trailer. The big one is the confirmation of the game’s location as Boston — a rumored destination at least since Fallout 3, during which the “Replicated Man” quest line hinted at an eventual trip to the city. Within Fallout mythology, Boston is now home to The Institute, a mysterious group of scientists possessing advanced tech and capable of creating artificial intelligence in the form of androids. That group will almost certainly play a large role in Fallout 4, regardless of the larger overall story.
The trailer also showcases the series iconic power armor, although exactly which faction — or factions — it belongs to in Fallout 4 remains to be seen. The trailer also prominently features flashbacks to the actual atomic war that set the stage for the Fallout games. It’s unclear if this is purely a stylistic choice for the cinematic trailer, but the notion of Fallout 4 possibly featuring gameplay that explores the pre-Wasteland era is intriguing to say the least.
Fallout 4 is in the works for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. There’s no official release date as of yet, but rumors suggest it’ll be out before the end of the year.