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Official Fallout 3 demake emerges from Bethesda's vault

No modern classic is complete without its own demake, and thanks to Bethesda's homemade Official Fallout Japanese RPG Demake, we now have a unique glimpse at  the Capital Wasteland in all of its 8-bit pixelated, post-apocalyptic glory.

Posted today on Bethesda's Blog, the game looks and plays identical to an early NES Dragon Warrior title, albeit with jumpsuits and super mutants in lieu of battle armor and slime. Written completely in Japanese, it's unclear just how much game there actual is to play, but judging from the slew of iconic locations, RPG battle sequences and seemingly complex menu options, it would appear enough to fill at least one or two lunch breaks. 

It's unusual for a developer to take a stab at demaking its own game, but the Official Fallout Japanese RPG Demake does look to benefit greatly from its association with Bethesda.

The game can be played for free at Bethesda's site.

Jan 3, 2011

[Source: Bethesda Blog via Ripten]


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7 comments

  • Snowyjoe - January 4, 2011 8:31 a.m.

    Btw, you start off with max stats.... so it's pretty boring......
  • Snowyjoe - January 4, 2011 8:29 a.m.

    Lol this ain't a game, it's an ad. A really big one too. Just played a bit of it. But think of it as a demo on all the things you can do in Fallout 3, but a 8-bit version. There's really no gameplay here, it's just telling you the basics of Fallout 3 through a 8-bit format. The pitboy at the left hand corner even says "Fallout 3 is an game that's hard to understand for the average RPG player, but here is an familiar RPG to give you the taste of what you can do in an unfamiliar game!!!" Bethesda has one of the best advertising in Japan :)
  • Clovin64 - January 3, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    I'm still playing through Fallout 3 just now. At least we wont be able to see the horrible walking animations in the demake.
  • Bloodstorm - January 3, 2011 10:55 p.m.

    Agree, I'd give it some time if I could read anything, but I'm just guessing at best.
  • skeletalbutton - January 3, 2011 10:54 p.m.

    This is stupid, I can't read any of this... *clicks on link*
  • Thequestion 121 - January 3, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    That is cool. Too bad I can't read any of this lol
  • CH3BURASHKA - January 3, 2011 9:46 p.m.

    Awesome. It's always cool when developers are self-conscious enough to think of something this great. Too bad it's in Japanese though, I'd totally play it in English.

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