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Fallout Shelter released for PS4 and Switch

The Elder Scrolls Legends also getting console versions.

At its E3 conference, Bethesda announced that Fallout Shelter, its popular vault management spin-off, is being released for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch - and it's out now.

Fallout Shelter adds Nuka World mascots in new update

Fallout Shelter adds Nuka World mascots in new update

Get a small taste of next week's Fallout 4 expansion.

Fallout Shelter has been given a Nuka World-themed update ahead of next week's Fallout 4 expansion of the same name.

All players will have access to the game's very first 'Special Event' Quest, which introduces Nuka World mascots Bottle and Cappy.

Once met for the first time, they'll return from time to time and hand out Caps and Nuka-Cola Quantum, which can now be spent to skip Quests as well as speed them up.

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Fallout Shelter receives its "biggest update yet"

Fallout Shelter receives its "biggest update yet"

Adds crafting, new rooms, haircuts and pets.

Fallout Shelter has received what publisher Bethesda is calling its "biggest update yet".

The free community managment game's 1.4 update adds a new crafting system with rooms dedicated to building armour and weapons.

There's also plenty of new cosmetic features like new outfits and weapons, a barbershop that allows you to change the 'dos of your vault dwellers, and more pet options like parrots.

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Fallout Shelter update adds pets

Fallout Shelter update adds pets

Life's ruff in the Commonwealth.

Fallout Shelter's latest update allows you to add pets to your vault dwelling community.

"Vault-Tec research has shown that four-legged companions can have a profound impact on Vault happiness and productivity," the developer explained on the Bethesda blog.

Other additions include a new "sell-all" option to make inventory management more convenient, the option to exile slackers to the wasteland, and even new courtship moves for its more lovesick denizens. "Bored with the same pickup lines and conversations? Dwellers have finally learned some new ways to impress other dwellers and the opposite sex," the snappy update log teased.

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Fallout Shelter's Android release date set for August

UPDATE 13/8/15 12.25pm If you're stuck inside this lunchtime (the weather here is just atrocious!) then here's a freshly-released download link for Fallout Shelter on Android.

You can nab it here from Google Play.

Like its already-released iPhone and iPad brethren, the Android version of Fallout Shelter is free to download with in-app purchases.

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This morning, I stuck a load of people underground and made them very unhappy. They are starving, because there is very little food. They are constantly thirsty, because there is almost no water. They are uncommonly well lit, because I accidentally bought two power generators early on, tanking my economy just as it was starting to take flight. Sadly, all my surplus energy really proves is that you cannot eat or drink light.