E3 2015: Bethesda’s new real life iPhone Pip Boy for Fallout 4, Elder Scrolls for iOS, more
Last night, Bethesda held its very first E3 showcase. We got to see more of the highly anticipated Fallout 4, along with a new Fallout iOS title and details on the very cool F4 special edition. We caught a quick CG glimpse at Arkane’s next sequel to the stealth action title Dishonored and more details on the return of Doom.
Having, in many ways, already captured the game of show award before E3 even really kicked-off, Fallout 4 is one of the most highly anticipated games in recent memory. Game Director Todd Howard took to the stage to reveal more details about the game including its complete character customization suite (including female protagonists), a deep focus on dynamic item/shelter crafting and a November 10th release date!
But possibly even more exciting, and I can’t believe I’m about to say this, is the second screen mobile app for Fallout 4. Essentially just the new in-game Pip Boy running on your iPhone, the now available for pre-order Pip Boy Edition makes it so much more than that:
Pip Boy is real and it looks pretty cool. Bethesda is including a real sized Pip Boy that you can stick your iPhone in and run the companion app while playing. As Howard said during the press event, all of these special edition add-ons are a little gimmicky, but this happens to be one of the coolest gimmicks yet (barring that life size, talking Claptrap maybe). Both Best Buy and Amazon have the Pip Boy pre-order available, but they keep going in and out of stock.
We are also getting a couple mobile titles. The Fallout shelter title we posted about this morning is a free-to-play sim management iOS game is already available to download. You can get all the details over on 9to5Mac. And, Beth is also dropping a new card-based game for mobile set in the world of the Elder Scrolls known as Elder Scrolls Legends. You can see the teaser trailer above.
You can check out the rest of Bethesda’s E3 announcements over on 9to5Toys.