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Fallout 4 gameplay, story, world editing, customization details and release date announced

E3 starts off with a bang.

After being teased almost two weeks ago Bethesda’s Fallout 4 reveal showed fans everything they could have imagined and so much more.

A bit of the Fallout 4’s story background was revealed showing the primary character and his family escaping to Vault 111 amid their first realization of the nuclear attack. While not all the details are revealed, your character is able to survive the nukes as the lone survivor of Vault 111. He is awoken and rises to the outside world — 200 years later.

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First person combat looks much improved over Fallout 3.

The destroyed city of Boston will certainly be fun for fans to explore with a vast map size. Todd Howard, director of Fallout 4, reiterated over and over the ambition of the game and the emphasis on improving combat.

The presentation showed improved first-person/third-person gameplay with a much higher quality FPS feel to the game. Along with that, the Vats system will also be noticeably better as well.

Though when the combat dies down, your best friend throughout Fallout 3, the pip-boy is now vastly improved as well. A more fluent UI, audio track compatibility, mini-games, and more make the pip-boy better than ever. And now, for those who want one… they can get one. A real pip-boy is now on sale. (Yes. The real pip-boy.) It is available on Amazon for preorder right now for $120.

You can now have your very own Pip-Boy. Compatible with your smartphone.
You can now have your very own Pip-Boy. Compatible with your iOS or Android smartphone.

And just as Todd Howard seemed to start toning things down, the big news was ramped up again with a new world customization and settlement reveal. Players can now scavenge for supplies and scrap throughout the world and use it to create their own haven complete with defenses, furniture, and completely customizable buildings.

The personalization options don’t end there though. Everything now “has a purpose.” Every item and piece of material you scavenge for is now available to be utilized and implemented into your weaponry and armor. The variety of weapons immediately skyrockets with simple guns being edited into powerful firearms.

There’s so many more other little things to take note of. Let us know what you noticed from the Fallout 4 E3 2015 reveal in the comments below or tweet us @pixelpine.

More will certainly be revealed in the coming months all the way up to the November 11, 2015 release of Fallout 4. The game will release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC and will retail at $59.99 for the basic copy and $119.99 for the Pip-Boy Edition.