Modiphius Entertainment recently broke the news that the company was launching a Fallout tabletop game, and gamers have shown a positive response to the idea so far. In 2015, Fallout 4 became Besthesda’s most successful game of all time, and soon gamers will be able to continue this fandom in a medium that allows for multiple players to get together and tackle unique missions in both co-operative or versus play, or even partake in solo runs. Today, Modiphius Entertainment reveals that the aptly-titled Fallout: Wasteland Warfare will release this November.
For those already keen on popular boardgames, it seems like Wasteland Warfare will play out somewhat like Warhammer 40,000 or Flames Of War. The Fallout tabletop game will reportedly be set in the familiar locale of the Boston Commonwealth, and features plenty of familiar faces and landmark locations like The Red Rocket and Sunctuary Hills. The game comes bundled with a collection of 32mm miniatures, and players will attempt to build and protect settlements in order to raise resources and defenses.
According to game publisher Chris Birch, Modiphius Entertainment had been in discussions with Besthesda for some time before all the pieces fell into place and production began. The company then inked a contract with Besthesda last year, and has since staffed up to meet the production demands that come with such a high profile property. There are now 14 staff members on the digital art team supporting Fallout: Wasteland Warfare and various other projects.
While not all of the miniatures have been revealed, the company has confirmed that factions like the Brotherhood of Steel and the Super Mutants will be included, among others. It’s not clear how many miniatures will be included with the game, though the company has explained that the included miniatures will represent groups – called Crews – of units, which can be upgraded with perks, weapons, gear, and other currently unrevealed upgrades.
While the game’s narrative hasn’t been revealed, gamers should expect to find some horrible Vault-Tec secrets and cross paths with the Enclave, since one of the revealed figurines happens to be the faction’s signature Eyebot. Gamers hungry for some video game-based tabletop fun in the meantime can always hop aboard the Dark Souls train.
It’s currently unknown what the Fallout tabletop game will cost, though the company did confirm that it would be skipping popular methods of crowdfunding like Kickstarter, and will instead head straight for a retail release this November.
Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is currently slated for a November 2017 release.