It looks like Fallout fans with an Android device in their pocket won’t have to “Please Stand By” much longer, as we’re getting word that Fallout Shelter is slated to launch for the mobile platform on Aug. 13.
This latest Fallout announcement comes to us via IGN, who picked up on the hot tip while reporting from QuakeCon. According to the report, that Aug. 13 date is for a worldwide release, meaning that Android gamers will only be a couple months late to the party after Fallout Shelters initial launch on iOS during E3 2015 in June.
It looks like the Android version of Fallout Shelter will include some brand new updates, including a Mr. Handy premium award that can be used to collect resources, gather loot or defend your vault from invaders. That certainly seems (dramatic pause) handy. But don’t worry, iOS fans, your version of the game will update on Aug. 13 to include the new functionality, too.
According to a quote from Bethesda’s Todd Howard, the dev team had no idea Fallout Shelter would turn out to be so huge and, as a result, the team plans to reward its fans with continued support.
My question is, how could they not know that Fallout Shelter would be a huge success? People have been clamoring for anything related to Fallout for years now, so of course they’re going to jump at something set within that universe, especially a mobile game that lets them take their vault with them wherever they go.
It was recently announced that Fallout Shelter raked in $5.1 million in its first two weeks on the market, so it makes sense that Bethesda would want to keep rolling out new content. As for me, I’m just happy it’ll finally be playable on my mobile platform of choice.
This is, of course, only a fraction of the Fallout news to be released in the past several weeks. On top of the fact that Fallout 4 is very much so a reality that’s going to be realized this winter, we also learned that the console versions of the game will include some sort of mod support, which is a rad and unexpected addition.
Fallout 3 will also be coming to the Xbox One thanks to that recently implemented backwards compatibility, and PC gamers will be able to dive into the entire Fallout universe thanks to the recently announced Fallout Anthology, which includes the original Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
So get your Pip-Boy, bottlecaps, and improvised weapons ready, folks, because Fallout is here to dominate the rest of your year.