Bethesda dominated the gaming press during E3 2015 largely thanks to the full gameplay reveal of one of gaming’s most anticipated titles ever, Fallout 4. Since E3, Bethesda has yet to reveal much more about the highly anticipated game, but more news is expected to come over the coming days at QuakeCon 2015.
In fact, Bethesda kicked off QuakeCon 2015 with Fallout, and while their announcement didn’t have to do with Fallout 4 specifically, it did have to deal with the Fallout franchise as a whole. During the QuakeCon welcome speech, VP of marketing and public relations at Bethesda, Pete Hines, announced a brand new way to experience the entire Fallout franchise from the beginning.
This is through the newly announced Fallout Anthology, which will be available in limited quantities and exclusively for PC. It includes the original Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Fallout 3 (the Game of the Year Edition, which comes with all of the DLC), and the Ultimate Edition of Fallout: New Vegas (which also comes with all of the DLC).
These games will be collected in a mini-nuke that even makes an audible bomb sound when pressed. Better yet, there will be enough space in the mini-nuke to house the physical copy of Fallout 4, which releases on November 10th for PC and consoles.
The Fallout Anthology houses every single Fallout game that has ever been released for PC, but even so, two games from the franchise are missing. This includes Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (not to be confused with the similarly named Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel), which was a poorly-received PS2 and original Xbox game, and the recently released Fallout Shelter, which is currently exclusive to iOS, but is said to be coming to Android devices in August.
Bethesda is really going all in with their Fallout celebration in 2015. They have already released Fallout Shelter for mobile devices, plus Fallout 4 is coming in November, and now they’ve announced the Fallout Anthology, which collects most all of the games in the franchise in one convenient mini-nuke package. However, Pete Hines has noted that the Fallout Anthology will be available in limited quantities, so those that want it should try to pre-order it as soon as possible.
The Fallout Anthology isn’t the only Fallout-related goodie that Bethesda has made in limited quantities this year. In fact, at E3 2015, they announced the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition, a version of the game that also comes with a plastic Pip-Boy designed to house smartphones and recreate the uses of the Pip-Boy in the game, which quickly sold out.
While consoles won’t have a chance to enjoy the Fallout Anthology, Bethesda is still acknowledging the franchise’s past in some manner on consoles. For example, those that pre-order Fallout 4 on Xbox One will receive the Xbox 360 version of Fallout 3 as a free bonus.
In the meantime, the next game in the series, Fallout 4, is coming November 10th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Fallout Anthology will be available on September 29th in North America and October 2nd in Europe, exclusively for PC.