About a couple of months from now Fallout 4 will finally be available to the legions of fans patiently awaiting the next installment in Bethesda’s popular post-apocalyptic franchise. In the meantime, the hype train keeps chugging along, as the studio continues to put out plenty of promotional tools to keep gamers engaged, with one of the most recent being a partnership with Loot Crate to release a hoodie and Dogmeat plush inspired by the forthcoming title.
Now, Bethesda continues their seven part series with its third installment of instructional Vault-Tec footage for Fallout 4 that focuses on what makes characters S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Following the natural progression of the acronym’s spelling, the game development company has covered “S” for Strength, and “P” for Perception thus far, both of which gave brief overviews of what the two individual stat tree components contain.
Today’s video is built around “E” for Endurance, and as the clip below shows, the stamina-centric trait is of vital importance for Vault Dwellers to stay alive in the harsh Boston Wasteland. Building up the characteristic’s stat level not only provides resistance to physical damage that enemies inflict, but it also helps fight off radiation poisoning. Plus, should players maintain Endurance’s statistical value, they will be able to eat pretty much whatever they want – human flesh included – without succumbing to illness.
Bethesda continues to imbue the Fallout 4 advertising series with an irreverent mixture of seemingly innocuous Saturday-morning cartoon animation and gallows humor, as the title’s mascot waltzes throughout nuclear bomb-torn areas with a dopey smile on his face only to encounter gruesome horrors along the way. One of the silliest bits of the video involves Vault Boy reluctantly prodding a severed human foot for dinner, with him later cannibalistically chowing down on a person’s leg.
This particular Fallout 4 marketing campaign has at least four more animation reels left before the entire stat system is explained, and the next one on deck is Charisma. Fans should expect the next video to describe how dialogue will help players finagle some profitable deals with bartering and assist in negotiating their way out of dangerous encounters.
As Fallout 4‘s release date fast approaches, it’s safe to assume that even more ancillary materials related to the game will be announced. For instance, a few weeks ago, an official Monopoly board was revealed that takes after the title’s designs. Plus, for the folks who are interested in developers’ behind-the-scenes sketches, drawings, paintings, and illustrations, an art book inspired by the forthcoming release is coming out this November. And surely, once Fallout 4 officially drops, fans will be keen to discuss the game at greater lengths.
What’s your take on Fallout 4‘s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video series? Is Endurance one of the primary traits you focus on when playing the game, or are you more of a brainiac, opting for Intelligence? No matter which one you love the most, let us know what you think in the comments.
Fallout 4 is set to release on November 10, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Bethesda Softworks