New Fallout 4 trailer is packed with dogs, nukes and Ron Perlman


Fallout 4 dog
If anything happens to this dog, Bethesda, so help me ...
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Developer Bethesda Softworks released a trailer for Fallout 4, the upcoming installment in its franchise of post-apocalyptic role-playing games.

The video doesn’t include any gameplay, but it does feature a whole lot of voiceover from series narrator Ron Perlman. Check it out below.

The trailer shows us both the world as it used to be and the stark, nuke-ravaged wasteland that players will actually be spending time in. We get a tour from a pretty great-looking German Shepherd that will likely serve the same role as canine companion Dogmeat from Fallout 3. That is assuming, of course, that the dog is actually in the final game.

It’s hard to imagine it wouldn’t be, though; the series draws heavily from post-apocalypse pop culture like The Road Warrior and A Boy and His Dog, and trusty pup friends feature heavily throughout the genre.

The Fallout series has players wandering through an open, war-ravaged world and exploring new settlements and the nuke-proof “vaults” that protected people from the bombs and eponymous nuclear debris. Combat uses the series’ V.A.T.S. system, which lets players pause time to target specific enemy body parts before firing.

The trailer also gives us a glimpse of a few of the environments and towns players will blow into, most of which are made of salvaged and repurposed rubble on account of the nuclear holocaust destroying all of the buildings.

Bethesda will show more of Fallout 4 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show later this month. We don’t have a release date yet, but it’ll be playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Macs running Boot Camp.