If you’re anything like me, you’ve stocked up on purified water, non-perishable canned goods, and enough potassium iodide to feed a family of six. Not because I plan on actually surviving some sort of nuclear apocalypse mind you; rather, I’m just that excited to play Fallout 4 when it’s released on November 10. With that in mind, you can only imagine the level of unbridled excitement I felt when both the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition and the Fallout Anthology collection arrived at the Nerdist office!
After running around flailing my arms like Kermit the Frog for a good fifteen minutes, I caught my breath, rounded up fellow Fallout fanatics Kyle Hill, Samantha Sofka, and Edwin Garcia, and set about the all-important task of unboxing these rad boys. Considering that the Pip-Boy Edition retails for $120 — and doesn’t even include the $30 season pass for DLC
For your reference, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition comes in a Vault-Tec brand capsule case emblazoned with Vault 111 branding. Inside, you are immediately greeted by a metallic case, emblazoned with a member of the Brotherhood of Steel in the game’s iconic Power Armor. Inside that case is a copy of Fallout 4, a Vault-Tec Perk poster, and an ad for the game’s $30 season pass. Beneath that is an actual, wearable Pip-Boy, which unlatches and fits snugly around “most human arms” thanks to soft rubber padding on the inside. One can also insert their smartphone and download a handy dandy app to display their in-game Pip-Boy screen, making the most compelling case I’ve ever heard for a second screen experience. Plus, there’s nifty illustrated Pip-Boy Pocket Guide to help you make the most of your new accessory, as well as a Robco Industries display stand. In the immortal words of game director Todd Howard, “As far as stupid gimmicks go, this is the best fucking one I’ve ever seen.” After unboxing it, Todd, I am inclined to agree.
Fallout Anthology is no slouch either for fans playing the series on PC. The massive collection comes in an equally mammoth replica mini-nuke, which makes the sound of Megaton exploding when you press the button on the back. There’s even a ka-ching at the end (you sick bastards). Inside, there is a copy of Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition, and Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition. Plus, there’s a spot for Fallout 4 because, let’s face it, you’re definitely going to be buying it as well if you bought this bad boy.
But don’t take my word for it — watch for yourselves and uncover the mysteries these boxes hold in our special unboxing video above. Then keep your eyes locked on Nerdist.com come release day because we’re going to be playing the ever-loving hell out of Fallout 4 and giving you the inside scoop on what could well be the game of the year.
Did you buy either of these versions? What are you most excited to do in Fallout 4? Let us know in the comments below.