Fallout 4’s Nuka-World Is The Most Terrifying Theme Park Ever

Fallout 4 has been producing some solid DLC as part of their expanded season pass. The final entry, however, may be the best one yet. Nuka-World is Bethesda's terrifying take on a post-apocalyptic theme park. It looks like it might have been a great place for some corporate-branded fun once upon a time, but if you thought the giant, voiceless, animal mascots at Disney World were scary, they've got nothing on the monstrosities waiting inside Fallout 4: Nuka-World. Check out the trailer below.

The trailer for Fallout 4: Nuka-World opens with Cappy and Bottle, the two primary mascots for the theme park which will make up the primary area for the newest piece of DLC for Fallout 4. We have to say, Cappy has a pretty familiar sounding, possibly trademark infringing, high pitched voice. It sounds an awful lot like a particular rodent character who can also be found inside a theme park. Of course, if you've been to Disneyland as often as I have, which is not often enough, that voice will put you in a theme park state of mind.

Then, that state of mind will be broken in half by the terrible things that await you inside. From giant mutated animals, to ravenous ghouls, and other wasteland dwellers who we expect to want to kill you, this is not a fun place to hang out. We're not sure what's scarier here, the ghouls trying to chase you through the spinning tea cup ride, or the animatronic soda drinking robot. Those eyes are cold and dead and they frighten me. Alternatively, it could be the song, whose happiness just seems wrong among all the devastation.

While the trailer doesn't really show us what sort of things will be part of the Nuka-World DLC from a story perspective, it does appear that they will be taking full advantage of the theme park surroundings. We see our main character playing a carnival style basketball game and skeeball, as well as riding a roller coaster. Now that's the sort of theme park fun I can get behind. Hopefully, the game will just let me do fun theme park stuff and ignore the wasteland for awhile. After all, escaping the real world is the reason parks like that exist. When the real world is a complete wasteland, then escape is all the more welcome.

Nuka-World should put a nice cap on the Fallout 4 season pass. Even so, hopefully, this won't be the last DLC that we'll see for the game. You've still got a couple weeks to save up your bottle caps if you didn't spring for the pass. Nuka-World will be released August 30 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

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