There’s something strangely alluring about referential things. Perhaps, that is why Fallout has a such a huge following. I am not fan of the game, btw. I hate any game that requires me to face mutants, monsters et cetera. But I am fan of the art of Fallout. There’s nothing more referential then this now-iconic game. Late last month, Bethesda revealed a teaser to a new Fallout game, called Fallout: 76. A couple of weeks later on June 10, the U.S. game publisher made the official reveal.
You can see the reveal trailer below. In case you are living under the rock and not knowing what the hell Fallout: 76 is about, here’s a quick summary:
“Fallout: 76 is the online prequel where every surviving human is a *real person*. Work together – not. – to survive. Under the thereat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe… Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers – chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or band together as you explore, quest, build and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.”
Fallout: 76 is set to launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4, as well as PC on November 14, 2018. Like I have said. I am not a fan, but I won’t say no to its merchandise, especially this one here: the Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI. It is highly detailed, accurate replica of the Fallout: 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI. It has over 100 components which you will have the satisfaction of putting it together using the supplied Vault-Tec tools. After which, you can choose to show it off in the included authentically vintage display case, or on a stand.
What appeals to me most is, it requires zero painting and gluing. Dope! It features spring-loaded buttons, turnable knobs, a holotape ejection mechanism, fully illustrated instructions, real bolts, aluminum extrusion-secured woven strap, soft padded fabric cuff, die-stamped components, and high-quality injection mouldings. Definitely looks more collectible than the previous Pip-Boy. Super cool, super collectible.
The Fallout: 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI is a pre-order item which will ship in November 2018. However, last checked, this $150 collectible is marked as “Out of Stock.” So, if you are really keen, I guess you will have keep checking back. I am not sure if it will be made available as pre-order again, or has it all been spoken for. What a shame.
In case you are interested, there also a US-only Fallout: 76 Power Armor Edition which costs $200. Oh, wait. That is also marked as “Out of Stock” too. Oh, well… Anyways, here are what to expect of the Fallout: 76 Power Armor Edition (in addition to a copy of the game):
• Base Game w/ Tricentennial Steelbook: Exclusive to the Power Armor Edition, this decorated metal case is the ultimate collectible celebrating America’s 300 years of freedom.
• Full-Scale Wearable T-51 Power Armor Helmet with West Tek Canvas Carrying Bag: This wearable helmet faithfully replicates the in-game model and comes complete with voice modulator speaker, functioning LED head lamp, and custom V.A.T.S. sound feature.
• Glow-in-the Dark World Terrain Map: This physical, fully-colorized 21”x 21” glow in the dark vintage map showcases the six distinct regions of West Virginia complete with irradiated landmarks, towns, and wildlife.
• 24 Collectible Fallout Figurines: Crafted from in-game 3D models, these detailed miniatures bring Fallout 76’s Vault Dwellers, Power Armored Soldiers, Creatures, and more to life.
• Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition Bonus In-Game Items: Celebrate 300 years of freedom with the all-new Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition, commemorating the opening of Vault 76. Be the talk of the town when you emerge from Vault 76 fully prepared and patriotically styled in the new American frontier!
As mentioned, here’s the official reveal trailer:
Images: Bethesda Softworks.