Fallout 4
Fallout 4's setting promises to be the series' most vibrant to date.Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda showed off an extensive look at Fallout 4 at their E3 press conference, showing off gameplay from the opening few hours of the game, introducing a crafting system and announcing a Pip-Boy companion app for smartphones.

Game director Todd Howard also revealed that the game will be released on November 10, 2015.

We start off - as many had predicted following the announcement trailer - before the bombs fall. We start with a husband and wife in a bathroom, with the player able to dictate their looks and decide which one to play as.

The looks of both characters will also determine the look of the couple's baby. Who you play as will be a voiced character - a first for the series - who is the lone survivor of Vault 111, who awakens 200 years after the bombs fell.

The crafting system will allow players to build whatever they want from whatever they want. So if a weapon upgrade needs screws, those screws can be taken from anything that would have screws in the real world.

Players can also create generators, lights and other defensive and offensive things for a settlement area that will be attacked by raiders. This feature also led to a look at the game's extensive weapon and Power Armour customisation tools.

The wrist mounted Pip-Boy that comes with the game's special edition was also revealed to house smartphones, which can than use the Pip-Boy app for second-screen gameplay.

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

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