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Fallout Shelter gets an Android version, robot pals, and deathclaws on August 13

Fallout Shelter will finally release on Android on August 13, bringing along with a Mr. Handy helper robot to aid in your Vault Overseer duties. Bethesda announced the release date and new details at its attendee-exclusive QuakeCon 2015 Fallout 4 (opens in new tab) presentation.

The new Mr. Handy character will serve as your assistant around the Vault, automatically gathering resources or exploring the Wasteland if you choose to send him out (the many-tentacled robot will have its own dialogue, naturally). You'll also have to deal with deathclaws and mutant mole rats making trouble in your vault - no more just squashing radroaches all day.

Don't worry if you already have a bustling vault on your iPhone or iPad; iOS users will receive all these new additions in an update the very same day.

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