More Fallout 3 tidbits from the gaming media, first on the Eight Games for 2008 feature at Gametap:
Why It Made the List: Bethesda’s smash hit The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivions proved that hardcore PC franchises can also be successful on consoles. This year the developer is looking to repeat that success with a series that they’ve inherited from now-defunct publisher Black Isle, with the third entry in the Fallout series. Fallout 3 is a sprawling action RPG set in a postapocalyptic world; the protagonist (which you’ll create yourself) is living in a bomb shelter in the Washington, D.C. area when the father disappears. As in Oblivion, choices you make will affect the arc of the entire game. For example, early on you’ll have the choice to nuke another town; however, if you decide to do that, later on in the game, you won’t be able to visit that town or do any of the quests from it, because it won’t be there.
Next a preview at RPGFan:
Fallout 3 is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2008. It aims to please veteran Fallout fans with its use of classic Fallout gameplay systems, while also looking to gain a new constituent of fans via the enhancements afforded by new generation hardware. Fallout 3 is slated for a fall 2008 US release.