Revealed at Bethesda’s E3 conference in June, Fallout Shelter for iOS launched that night, and has since accrued over $5 million in over the last 2 months. An Android version was planned for a later release, and today is that day!
Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play resource management game, where the player is the Vault Overseer, collecting resources, sending Vault dwellers out into the wastelands to gather more materials, which helps increase the capacity and size of your Vault. The game also includes in-app purchases called ‘Lunch Boxes’, which you can spend money on to quickly gather more resources and weapons, if you don’t want to spend more time playing the game.
The Android version will also supposedly include new enemies such as mole rats which attempt to infest Vaults and deathclaws which launch invasions on shelters. There is also a new robot called Mr Handy, which can explore the wasteland, collect resources for the Vault and fend off enemies.
“We are going to support Fallout Shelter for a long time,” Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, told the crowd at QuakeCon a few weeks ago. “This is something we did on the side and we were blown away by the response.”
While Fallout Shelter is due today, there is no confirmed time of release, and it was not currently available to download at the time of writing.
[Source: Telegraph UK]