FALLOUT SHELTER ACHIEVES MASSIVE GLOBAL SUCCESS; DEBUTS AT #1 ON APP STORE
Fallout Mobile Game Quickly Tops Charts in 48 countries
June 25, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Fallout Shelter™ – the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout® universe from Bethesda Game Studios® – quickly became the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries following its release.
“We play games on our phones all the time, and have always wanted to make one,” said Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios. “To have our first mobile game be enjoyed by so many is stunning. It just shows that gamers appreciate more depth and being treated fairly. It also shows people love Fallout as much as we do.”
Praised for its fun, addicting gameplay, and for its player-friendly approach to in-app purchases, Fallout Shelter rapidly climbed the ranks of the highest grossing apps during its first week on the App Store. Within two days of launch the game cracked the top-grossing chart, overtaking King’s Candy Crush as the App Store’s number three top-grossing app in the United States. Fallout Shelter wasn’t just a hit stateside – it also joined the ranks of the top five top-grossing games on the App Store in 37 different countries.
Fallout Shelter remains the number 1 most downloaded free game on the App Store. In the first week following its release, play sessions of Fallout Shelter have surpassed 70 million times a day by fans globally.
Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you.
Fallout Shelter is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Help reduce Dunwall’s rat plague with our new iPhone app, Dishonored: Rat Assassin — available today on the iTunes App Store. Featuring classic “slice and dice” gameplay, as well as weapons and abilities from this Fall’s game, Rat Assassin is 100% free to download.
Want to play on iPad? An iPad-specific version will be available in the near future.
For a retrospective on the game, Nick and I recently sat down with John Carmack for a director’s commentary track. Watch the video above, as he discusses his memories of the game while playing the original DOS release.
Last but not least, we’ve put up two Wolfenstein items on Xbox LIVE’s Avatar Marketplace. Purchase a Wolfenstein t-shirt (male/female) for 80 Microsoft Point and the Classic B.J. Blaskowicz Mask for 160 points.
Have a favorite memory of Wolf 3D? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section.
Update 3/2: Some folks have reported issues with their in-app map purchases following the 1.2 update. If your in-app map purchases reset, please read this post on Prima’s official site.
Original Post: Need help exploring Skyrim’s massive world? Prima, makers of Skyrim’s Official Game Guide, has released a new iPhone/iPad app to help. You can download the app for free and purchase additional information through in-app purchases.
Features of the map include:
Official world map of Skyrim and all 9 hold capital cities for (free)
Over 160 interior maps, 350 primary locations, 200 secondary locations and over 1,000 points of interest can be unlocked through in-app purchases
Toggle points of interest on or off and zoom in on the map as far as 3200%
Add your own custom points of interest by dropping a pin anywhere on the map
Fully integrated search function
Screenshots of all 9 hold capital cities as well as primary and secondary locations
Easily keep track of what you’ve discovered along the way
Get more on RAGE on the go with the RAGE HD v2.0 update. The update, now available on the iTunes, includes new melee combat, official support for iOS 5, and enables the in-app purchase of two new episodes, Kraken and Aqueduct. The new episodes are available for purchase for $.99 via the “Store” button on the RAGE HD main menu.
After the break, check out more screens from the 2.0 update.
Visit iTunes to download the app and with it you’ll get access to the Hagar Settlement Map and Ghost Hideout Map for free. The maps allow you to view key locations, keep track of items you need, and zoom in/out on points of interest.
You can also purchase maps of the Wasteland and Eastern Wasteland along with their interior maps, a complete Mission Flow Chart of every quest and mission, and the RAGE Frenzy Card Game Tutorial with a list of all cards and their locations. Purchase each one separately or buy all five for $5.99.
Hagar Settlement & Ghost Hideout Map (FREE)
Engineering Schematic (FREE)
Wasteland and Interior Maps ($1.99)
Eastern Wasteland and Interior Maps ($1.99)
Mission Flow Chart ($2.99)
RAGE Frenzy Tutorial and Card List ($0.99)
Don’t have one of those newfangled iThingies? You can still purchase the official game guide in print and digital formats.
Are you on Facebook? Got an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch?? Like free things???
As announced today at QuakeCon, we’re going to make RAGE/RAGE HD free on iTunes for a week when we reach 100,000 fans on Facebook!! All you have to do to help is hit the LIKE button at http://facebook.com/rage
As noted last week, there’s a new iOS update for RAGE and RAGE HD up on iTunes. To learn more about the update, watch the trailer above. Even with the update, both RAGE and RAGE HD are still priced at $.99 and $1.99, respectively.