Fallout Shelter Online made its debut in China less than a year ago, and now it's going to be headed to the West.
You're probably familiar with Fallout Shelter, the vault-building mobile game from Bethesda Softworks. While some new content came out for a while after launch, development on the game had more or less halted.
Then, Bethesda made an announcement that a sequel of sorts was being developed by a Chinese game developer. It's debuted and launched in that country and it will soon be coming to Android and iOS in the West according to MMO Culture... but that's not exactly a good thing.
Check out the "What to Expect" trailer to see some of these new features in motion:
Yes, Fallout Shelter Online does add a bunch of new gameplay and that's pretty cool. However, it also seems to add more microtransactions like a "gacha" system using hero cards. A free-to-play game makes money, but this might not be the most consumer-friendly interpretation of the system.
Still, the last free-to-play Fallout game was pretty accessible without spending any money — one hopes that the case will be the same for this newer game. Just one question remains: when can you get it?
How to Pre-Register for Fallout Shelter Online
Pre-registering for Fallout Shelter Online is, thankfully, a rather quick process.
To get started, you're going to have to head over to the game's English language website at fosol.gaea.com. From there, you can sign in using your platform, mobile number, and some other information. Once you're done, you'll score some sweet in-game bonuses!
As for the game itself, you can pre-register for Android devices via Google Play and for iPhones via the App Store if you're in any of the following regions; Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan. At this time those in the US cannot pre-register or download the app.
What do you think of Fallout Shelter Online? Are you interested in playing it despite the microtransactions? Let us know in the comments below!
Update: Clarified the regions that the pre-registration for Fallout Shelter Online is available within.