Air Raid Sirens Blare As Fallout Shelter Hits Android August 13

Just over month ago, Bethesda quenched the appetites of longtime Fallout fanatics with gameplay footage of Fallout 4. But that wasn’t all that Bethesda had in store for fans, it also released Fallout Shelter, a mobile app which lets you take charge of your own underground nuclear shelter.

At the time, the Fallout Shelter was only made available for iOS users, but that will change come August 13th. On that date Bethesda will make the game available to Android users as well. When the Android version lands, it will also bring with it some fresh updates that include a robot companion named Mr. Handy.

Fallout Shelter

“Use him to collect resources inside your Vault, send him into the wasteland to collect loot,” describes Bethesda. “Or defend your Vault from creatures and disasters, including new threats like Deathclaw invasions and Molerat infestations.”

As with the iOS version, which is currently available through the iOS App Store, the Android version of Fallout Shelter will be available absolutely free from Google Play.

News of an Android version of Fallout Shelter comes just a day after Bethesda announced Fallout Anthology, which includes five Fallout titles (Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout Tactics, and Fallout New Vegas) in a collectable “Fat Man” mini-nuke. The Fallout Anthology is the second collector’s edition that Bethesda has announced since June following the pre-sale (and eventual “sold out” status) of the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition.