Fallout 4: Newest Video Game in Post-Apocalyptic Series Announced

Fallout 4. Bethesda Softworks/YouTube

Bethesda Softworks, a Maryland-based video game development studio, on Wednesday released the first trailer for Fallout 4, the latest in its series of tongue-in-cheek post-Apocalyptic science fiction franchise.

Bethesda has not yet announced where or when the game will take place. The previous title in the series, Fallout: New Vegas, was set in a dust-beaten Las Vegas. Before that, players of Fallout 3 traipsed through a ruined Washington, D.C. In keeping with Fallout traditon, the main character appears to be a Vault-dweller: in the game's future America, a lucky few were able to survive a nuclear war between the United States and the People's Republic of China by escaping to heavily-shielded underground 'Vaults,' only emerging many years later to discover the America they knew replaced by a savage wasteland populated by bandits and mutants.