Ryan Smythe ‘16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer
Bethesda’s mysterious countdown clock revealed itself at 10am today to be a “Please Stand By” screen. Every minute or so, it would refresh itself, but it took until 10:10 to show “ACCESS ERROR: Vault-Tee Central Mainframe has been restarted. Please re-access. Have a pleasant day.”
Refreshing that page brought up what looked like an early 2000’s website, pure white with simple text stating, “Access Error. PA system failure has occurred. Shutdown of the Masterbrain has been authorized and all sensitive materials have been removed for security purposes. Please attempt re-access. Have a pleasant day,” along with four non-functioning buttons offering the choice to “Close, “Next,” “Previous,” or “Close.”
And then came the trailer.
Fallout 4 will be set in Boston, as shown by the statue of Paul Revere and the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House. The world, devastated by a nuclear strike, leaves the player to fend for themselves with nothing but a German Shepard as a companion.
Check out the official trailer here, and leave your thoughts in the comments section. Stay tuned to Emertainment Monthly for all things Fallout.