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A makeshift post-apocalyptic market area. Bethesda Softworks

After years of waiting, Bethesda Softworks has officially unveiled Fallout 4, releasing a beautifully crafted announcement trailer made entirely from in-game footage.

This is a fan-pleasing move, as most AAA titles are given computer-generated trailers, unrepresentative of the final product. Bethesda have released the trailer as a precursor to the company's E3 press conference due June 2015. Fallout 4 is expected to be the key attraction there, beating out competition from Doom 4.

To celebrate the game's announcement we have taken a few of the best stills from Fallout 4's announcement trailer (embedded below so you can watch it a second time, or a third, or a fourth, or a fifth, or a...), which shows the title's post-apocalyptic depiction of a major US city. While the setting is yet to be officially confirmed, landmarks in the trailer strongly suggest that it is Boston.

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The familiar Fallout alsatian walks through an abandoned house to open the trailer. Bethesda Softworks
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The trailer cuts together footage from the game\'s post-apocalyptic setting with flashbacks of the chaos as the nukes fell. Bethesda Softworks
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Two armoured characters trudge through the desolation. Bethesda Softworks
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A robot character in a scrapyard. Bethesda Softworks
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A mutant beast stalks the wasteland. Bethesda Softworks
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Another of the varied shots of Fallout 4\'s open world. Bethesda Softworks
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The Paul Revere statue in Boston. Bethesda Softworks
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The Massachusetts State House, the most obvious indication of the game\'s setting. Bethesda Softworks
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The unlucky ones in the past as the old world crumbles. Bethesda Softworks
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The most expansive shot of Fallout 4\'s world. Bethesda Softworks
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The trailer\'s star meets the game\'s main character. Bethesda Softworks