The hype train for Fallout 4 rolls on, and one of its final stops before release comes as a one-two punch. The Pip-Boy app second-screen experience is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, and Bethesda has also released the launch trailer.
The Pip-Boy app was announced in June during Bethesda's E3 press conference in conjunction with the much sought-after Pip-Boy edition, which would allow the user to put their smartphone inside a replica of the Pip-Boy to simulate the in-game device. Of course, if you weren't one of the lucky fans who were able to get the Pip-Boy edition, you can still use the app to manage your inventory, listen to the in-game radio, or cycle through your quests. Obviously, you can't use the app to its full abilities without the game, but at least you'll have something to look at between now and November 10.
As for the launch trailer, it presents a more story-centric look of the game. We've known for quite some time that the Boston Wasteland (aka the Commonwealth) is home to the Institute, a group that produces androids or "synths." However, most of the human residents of the Boston area are against the idea of these human-like machines and will do anything to stop them.
Aside from presenting a rough outline of the story, the trailer also features more views of the Wasteland and combat against both humans and mutated monsters. However, the trailer also provides a glimpse of the game's female main character. As this is the first Fallout game to feature voices for the protagonist, both the male and female leads take turns in showing us what to expect in the harsh New England environment.
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