Hello and welcome to Nerdipop’s Trailer Analytics where we dissect and analyze what happens in trailers of upcoming games and movies. On the menu for today is Fallout 4.
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With the first trailer release for Fallout 4, we found some fun things that are hidden away in the trailer.
The trailer opens up just like the original teaser for Fallout 3 started – with a close up of the radiation King TV with the ink spots playing in the background. The song that plays is called It’s All Over But The Crying.
As the camera pulls away we see the remains of a house that survived the nuclear apocalypse. There is also a board game on the table called Blast Radius. With this being Fallout it makes sense there would be a game called Blast Radius with a group of kids sitting around a mushroom cloud.
There is also a little pamphlet on the table with what looks like a Mr Handy on the cover. I’m thinking this is probably a leaflet showing off the new Mr Handy line of robots from Robco?
We then see the dog that could be this game’s version of Dogmeat, walking into the house which then cuts to the pre-war version showing a Mr Handy bringing sugar bombs to the breakfast table.
An interesting thing to note in the trailer is the plastic dog bowl. You rarely see plastic in the world of Fallout as most of the items in the world is made out of metal.
As the dog walks down the corridor we see a box in which the original Mr Handy came in. The label on the box says: “The Incredible multi-talented Mr Handy”.
We then get to see a little slice of pre-war America as the people are fleeing towards the vault, with what appears to be a tank in the background or some kind of armoured vehicle of sorts.
With the look of things, only a handful was allowed residency into the vaults. We also see the T-51b power armour. This is the power armour that was used in the pre nuclear holocaust.
Finally we get a first glimpse at the vault door of Vault 111. What type of experiment was done in this vault is unknown. For those who are new to the Fallout series, the vaults were meant to protect the human race from nuclear Fallout, but Vault Tec had other ideas and instead used the vaults as a testing facility of sorts, ranging from Vault 77 which had one man with a crate full of puppets to Vault 108 which was a cloning lab. All the clones were made of a man called Gary.
It is quite interesting to note that the following is written on the vault: “Vault-tec societal preservation program” “Purge valve” “Danger!” “Tampering may lead to loss of life” and “Warning: Pressurised stand 10 meters back”. The rest I can’t make out.
An interesting thing about Vault 111 is that it opens up in an elevator form, unlike the rest of the vaults which opens up buried into a mountain.
We then see some landmarks from Boston where the game is supposed to be set in. This includes the USS Constitution which has been fitted with engines. It does make me wonder if they were attempting to create it into an airship of sorts, as there is an armoured airship later in the trailer.
We then see Scollay Square where we can see a place called Memory Den, which might be a bar of sorts. With The Institute in the area it might be a bar for Cyborgs or androids, something we know The Institute has been experimenting with in Fallout 3. The right hand of the man with the trench coat looks strange – most likely a robotic replacement?
Pack Brahmin makes a return as well, with a building which looks like a radio tower.
We then see what looks like two super mutants walking, but the one seems to be armoured up. Makes me wonder if they are somehow wearing super mutant power armour, which was in Fallout 2 with Marcus the super mutant having his own power armour.
The securitron is also done differently. This one looks sleeker – which would make sense with The Institute building robots. Perhaps they improved the securitron with a newer model?
The giant submarine is something I have no idea about. For some reason the design from what we can see, it reminds me almost of some form of u-boat – probably a remnant from the nuclear apocalypse.
Everyone’s favourite monstrous creature makes a return again – the Death Claws – and boy oh boy they look seriously angry in this version of Fallout.
The new Vertibirds look interesting, probably something from The Institute?
The Feral Ghouls make a return as well and they look pretty scary. I just love the way they rush towards the camera. I can imagine playing in first person mode it might be quite intense.
We also see what could possibly be the outside of the city where some of the buildings in the game probably could be. It appears to be built inside of a large stadium. I know almost nothing of Boston but that might be Fenway Park.
Inside the first area we see a store known as Swatters or Swatters Custom Baseball Bat Store. Now whether this is just a regular store or a faction, it is unknown.
There is a poster on the wall which reads: “Enlist”! On top of it and slightly blurred is: “Your Country Needs you”! Wether this is pre-war or if it’s part of the enclave, is unknown.
We then see some of the stores inside of the city, ranging from Swatters, Diamond City Surplus, Power Noodles to Chem-I-CARL, which I suspect is a pharmacy as it has a big pill sign on the side.
Then something which hasn’t really been seen in Fallout – a giant armoured airship. Who this belongs to is unknown, but most likely The Institute is in charge of it. We also see the statue of Paul Revere in the front.
The opening of the vault is seen near the end of the trailer with the dog walking towards the opening. This is probably where you meet your dog and companion in the game.
We have one last look at the exterior of the vault before the bombs fall, showing a soldier in what is probably riot gear and one in power armour. We are then treated to seeing the nuke land showing some of the horror of nuclear warfare.
The trailer then ends with the dog walking along what appears to be a garage. The garage there is a suit of power armour and from the look of things it’s being repaired and re-assembled.
One interesting thing to note is that there is a laser rifle on the wall but around the rifle is a collection of parts. Maybe in Fallout 4 we might be able to upgrade our guns again such as in Fallout New Vegas?
The trailer ends with the vault dweller and his dog walking off saying to his dog, “Let’s go Pal”, before showing the logo for Fallout 4.
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