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Rumors of a Turn-Based Fallout Spinoff

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Rumors of a Turn-Based Fallout Spinoff

Game News - posted by Jason on Fri 23 April 2010, 23:09:57

Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Fallout Tactics

Pocket Gamer's Rumour Mine column is peddling rumors of a turn-based Fallout Tactics: New Vegas on the goddamn iPhone.

Fallout Tactics: New Vegas promises a new game for iPhone and iPod touch that takes the tactical role-playing of the 2001 PC title Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, while using the south-western locale of the upcoming console game.

It's a brave venture given the company's lack of experience developing portable games, though if this iPhone spin-off is anywhere near as good as its console releases then we're in for a treat.

Bethesda feels that turn-based role-playing works better on portable than real-time, hence the decision to go with a new take on Fallout Tactics. Additionally, the PC game was well-received, and addressing some of the complaints lodged against it - linear structure, major bugs that we never fixed, etc. - with a new instalment seem like a good way to go.

The iPhone game, which sets up the story for the start of Fallout: New Vegas, will also help to promote the console release expected some time this autumn. More details could be coming as soon as June during E3.​
Spotted at: NMA

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