Bethesda Announces Fallout Mobile Game at E3 2015, Launching Tonight

Fallout Shelter will be available starting tonight as a free download for iOS devices.


[UPDATE] Bethesda's Pete Hines says details about an Android version of Fallout Shelter will be announced later.

The original story is below.

Tonight at Bethesda's E3 briefing, the company, Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard not only talked more about Fallout 4, but also revealed a new Fallout mobile game called Fallout Shelter.

The game is now available on the iOS App Store as a free download. The game will offer some microtransactions for purchase, but Howard stresses there are no paywall times and you don't need an Internet connection to play.

Watch a gameplay trailer for Fallout Shelter below, and download it here.

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Fallout Shelter lets you build your own vault and act as its "overseer." Basically, you control all the people inside the vault and must keep them productive and happy.

This includes sending couples into the bedroom, which "increases happiness," Howard said. As overseer, you are also charged with naming babies in your vault that are the result of this "increased happiness."

Howard went on to explain that Fallout Shelter was inspired by games like XCOM, SimCity, and FTL.

An Android version of Fallout Shelter was not announced. We'll have more on Fallout Shelter as it becomes available.

For more on Bethesda's E3 show, check out a roundup of all the big news here.

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I hope we get a choice of 'experiments' to put our vault dwellers to the test.

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Really looks nice, wonder if they're gonna release a PC version. Will buy it without doubt.

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Why didn't they just say that android version is coming soon?

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@Gamer_4_Fun: Because it was never planned. It is an afterthought. They had to rush out and hire someone to port it for them.

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@Gamer_4_Fun: They probably forgot.

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@Foppe said:

@Gamer_4_Fun: They probably forgot.

That happens. Specially when exclusivity agreements are in place, they make people forget about everything else in that matter. LOL

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Fallout Shelter can suck it.

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As usual Android users are treated like second class citizens by game developers.

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@somberfox: problem is because of how many different devices run android it makes it more difficult to optimise things for them

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@normanislost: Eh, they're so incredibly similar it's nothing but size scaling. Apple probably paid them for having it early :/

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I think its a bit more than size scaling. Like how many different types of processors have been released on android devices since 2014?

But since it seems that android is probably the flexible thing since sliced bread, I dont see why not.

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I was so sad when they said it is only coming to iOS.

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@Gamer_4_Fun: Damn I was looking for it for Android. This is really a bummer.

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@eureca323: Update according to Pete Hines on twitter info about Android version coming later. Maybe a timed exclusive.

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I hate mobile games but this looks great, like Sim Tower meets Fallout! Want an Android or Windows version though.

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Damnit, Bethsoft...ANDROID.

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There are more Android devices in the world, but they make this iOS only???

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So what are some decent iphone emulators for the PC? :^)

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Hope it comes out on Google play for Android in the future

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But no android.

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Where is my Android version?

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Could be interesting