Bethesda announced the new mobile game Fallout Shelter at their inaugural E3 conference Sunday night.
Update: Bethesda has released the official description for Fallout Shelter. See below.
Original Story: Fallout Shelter launches as a free to play download tonight on iTunes, although some micro transactions are offered. You do not, however, need an Internet connection.
In Fallout Shelter, you build your own vault and have to keep all the people within said vault productive and happy. This includes sending people to the bedroom together, in the interest of "increased happiness." In fact, the bedroom offers so much "increased happiness" that you, as overseer of the vault, get to name all of the spawn of aforementioned "happiness." What luck!
Each dweller has individual stats, that can be leveled up. You can build all different rooms that serve different purposes, such as training, educating, and "happiness."
Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard said that Fallout Shelter was inspired by games like XCOM, SimCity, and FTL.
From the press release:
"Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.
Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you. What are you waiting for? Get started building your Vault today for free.
Compatibility: Requires iOS7 or later. Fallout Shelter is compatible with iPhone 5 or later, iPad Mini 2 or later, iPad 3 or later and is optimized for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2."