Fallout gets new sweater / old comic

As Fallout 4 gets closer to release, Bethesda‘s Pete Hines has been getting a little nostalgic… and the studio’s released a stunningly ugly sweater for the holidays – one for the true fans.

The Fallout-themed garment is just one of the terrifying knitted collection from UK label Numskull, which also has similar sweaters for PlayStation, Sega and Capcom fans.

People have complained it's not ugly *enough*.

People have complained it’s not ugly *enough*.

Anyway. Sweaters aside, it seems that Hines is looking back before moving forward, with a new blog post welcoming gamers to Vault 77 through a comic collaboration between Bethesda and Penny Arcade.

…when we were working on Fallout 3 I pitched the idea of reaching out to Tycho and Gabe about doing a comic set in the Fallout universe. But unlike some of the other ones they had done around games to that point, we didn’t want to give them any particular requirements. We didn’t want them to create something that was overtly promotional. Mostly, we wanted to see what would happen if Penny Arcade did Fallout. I remember Tycho being pleasantly surprised at that notion.

The comic – first published online in 2008 – was “both simple and brilliant”, according to Hines. It tells the story of the now-legendary Vault 77, one of the famous experimental vaults from the Fallout universe.

It went as well as I could have hoped.

Part one of many...

Part one of many…

For the full story, head to the Bethesda blog, and don’t say we didn’t warn you. Fallout 4 is out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One from November 10.

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