Publisher Bethesda Software has announced the company’s mobile hit “Fallout Shelter” will finally be available for Android devices next month. Like its iOS counterpart, “Fallout Shelter” will be a free-to-play mobile game with a number of in-app purchases (IAP) for those who are impatient and want to get the good stuff right away.
For those unaware of the mobile game, “Fallout Shelter” is something of a city builder although instead of making buildings, the player will be making more room in one of the volts made famous from other “Fallout” games. Players will need to balance their gathered resources so they are distributed fairly while also protecting the vault and its civilians from various bandits trying to ransack the place. As those events go on, the player also has to take care of various infestations that could spell doom for everyone in the vault.
According to Eurogamer, both Android and iOS devices will be getting updates sooner rather than later, including a server bot named Mr. Handy as a premium reward. Mr. Handy lives up to his name, as the robot can gather resources inside the vault, protect the civilians from various creatures and explore the apocalyptic wasteland for more loot.
The aforementioned creatures that can attack the vault will be part of an upcoming update, which will feature all new Deathclaw Invasions and Molerat Infestations, as stated in the official Bethesda Blog. These new events will add even more tension to the game as players will have to fight them off with whatever weapons and resources they’ve been able to gather.
It seems like “Fallout Shelter” has proven a valuable companion game to the upcoming “Fallout 4.” The Bethesda mobile game has been a hit with players and critics alike, earning $5.1 million in its first two weeks of release for the iOS.
‘Fallout Shelter” will be available for Android Aug. 13 as a free download. The game is currently available for iOS devices.