Bethesda releases the final video in its seven part series explaining Fallout 4's S.P.E.C.I.A.L. statistics system, with today's footage explaining Luck.
Fallout 4's video-based advertising campaign for the game's S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat tree system has officially run its course, and clarifies why Luck is an important factor to account for in order to survive the game's harsh nuclear wilds. For those unaware, the primary stat generally measures a player's good fortunes, allowing for a higher chance of better loot to be found, as well as creating the prospect of more critical hits in combat.
As with previous entries in the Fallout 4 marketing series, Bethesda's latest offering depicts a cutesy, hapless Vault Boy learning from his mistakes after being maimed, mashed, and utterly mutilated by the dangerous elements of the wasteland. As seen in the video below, the game's mascot battles giant insects that appear to be Radroaches, and is given a hand by Lady Luck, as well as the Mysterious Stranger, which happens to be one of our favorite perks in the franchise thus far.
Today officially marks the final entry for the Fallout 4 promotional videos, as the Luck clip covers the last letter in the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. acronym. Over the course of several weeks, we've seen "S" for Strength, "P" for Perception, "E" for Endurance, "C" for Charisma, "I" for Intelligence, and "A" for Agility.
Not only have Bethesda been steadily providing advertising fodder online, but the studio has also been running a week-long "Great War" sale that started out with a Vault Boy themed controller. Fans should expect new gear to drop every day through Friday, October 23—a new messenger bag with Pip-Boy designs was unveiled today—and if folks wish to get in on the action, they should do so soon, because purchases through the company's online store are 20% off until Monday, October 26.
With less than a month to left before Fallout 4's release date, Bethesda seems to be pulling out all the stops as far as publicity goes. While the high production value of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video series is certainly impressive, the game developer recently outdid itself by unveiling a fantastic live-action trailer just last week.
Of course, hype and promotional tools can only do so much, so Bethesda will also be relying on its solid track record with previous titles like the ones it developed for the Elder Scrolls franchise, and those published by the company such as Rage and Dishonored. And while long-time players of the Fallout series will undoubtedly shell out their hard-earned bottle caps on the sequel's launch day, hopefully new fans will crop up after the game drops.
Fallout 4 is set to release on November 10, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Bethesda Softworks