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Massive "Fallout 4" Details Leak: 2015 Release Date, New Leveling System, No More Mutants

August 1
9:07 AM 2014

So far, there have been curiously few updates on the status of "Fallout 4." The game hasn't even been confirmed yet.

And yet speculation continues to run rampant- a wave of new details for the fourth "Fallout" game have just come in. Perhaps, hidden among them, are a few kernels of real "Fallout" news.

First is a story from KpopStarz, which claims that the next "Fallout" will be releasing sometime in 2015, and that the game will make an appearance at next year's E3. If the game does have a 2015 release date, an E3 appearance is all but guaranteed- there's no way Bethesda would miss an opportunity as large as E3 to promote what would certainly be a huge release.

However, another rumor offers even more detail than that. According to a poster on Reddit, who claims to be a leaker for Bethesda's public relations department, "Fallout 4" is going to be vastly different from the earlier games in the series.

Here's what the leaker had to say:

"First and foremost, the game will take place in Boston, and be kind of a direct sequel to Fallout 3 with a few groups returning.

From what it sounds like, "The Institute" is pretty much the downtown DC or New Vegas of this game. Boston is going to be unlike anything we've seen in a Fallout game before, with buildings more on par with cyberpunk and retro-futurism.

Androids play a big part in this game. The railroad from Fallout 3 is a faction. The enemies of the railroad is "the Plantation" -- a group who force Androids to farm so that Humans can get food. The Institute is highly advanced and probably obtained or built their own GECK to start a farm.

Due to complaints about using Super Mutants and the Brotherhood of Steel in Fallout 3 excessively and going against the lore too much, Bethesda has decided to avoid using these groups. Bethesda wants to make a new "race" (think Ghoul, Super Mutant) which will be central to Boston. Bethesda is currently looking at Lovecraftian fiction since Boston is around 'Lovecraft Country.'

Bethesda has no plans to reinvent the leveling up system to make it more like Skyrim and want to make Fallout 4 more distinct from Skyrim since of the complaints that Oblivion and Fallout 3 were too similar. Bethesda is thinking about introducing a system, similar to Skyrim, where your skills can level up if you perform certain tasks."

And if that wasn't enough, The Fuse Joplin speculates that "Fallout 4" will be revealed for the first time at this year's Tokyo Game Show.

We'll see what develops in the coming months for "Fallout 4."

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