Fallout 4 Synths
One of the "synths" mentioned in the trailer.Bethesda

Bethesda has released the launch trailer for anticipated RPG Fallout 4, revealing plenty of new gameplay footage and teasing the game's story, which will pitch the player's lone vault survivor against an organisation called The Institute.

Comprised entirely of in-game footage, the trailer mostly shows the array of side-characters the player's hero or heroine will meet over the course of their time with the game, as well as plenty of action.

You can watch the trailer below.

As we know the story will open on the day the bombs fall, with the player, his or her partner and their baby entering Vault 111 in the hope of surviving. 200 years later the player awakens alone and ventures into the wasteland.

Brilliantly, over the course of the trailer, we hear both Courtenay Taylor and Brian T. Delaney - who voice the protagonist depending on whether the player chooses to play as a male or female - and the series' famous line: "War. War never changes".

"Beneath the Commonwealth there is a cancer known as The Institute, a malignant growth that must be cut before it infects the surface," says one character. The Commonwealth is what remains of Massachusetts - the game's setting. The Institute is an organisation hinted at in past games that is in possession of advanced technology.

"They're the real enemy," says another character, with another adding: "This campaign will be costly but in the end we will be saving humankind from its worst enemy... itself." There are also references to "Synths" - androids of which some can pass for human and who humans don't take kindly to for that reason.

Fallout 4 will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on Tuesday 10 November.

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