Fallout 3 Gets the 8-Bit JRPG Treatment

By Kenneth Richardson

January 3, 2011

As if Bethesda didn’t already have its hands full enough with the long awaited Elder Scrolls V set for a November release, they’ve gone and put a retro twist on one of their most celebrated games. If you thought you enjoyed Fallout 3 when it was running in glorious HD and backed by a groovy vintage soundtrack, wait until you experience the game with horrendously downscaled graphics, nary a soundtrack, and with no voice acting.

Did I mention it is entirely in Japanese characters? Bethesda as uploaded an 8=bit JRPG version of the classic to the Japanese Fallout website, for which reason we may never know but if you can’t read Japanese, then you shouldn’t concern yourself with it anyways. If you can somehow decode the esoteric symbolism, check out the game at the source. Hit the break for more.

[JRPG Fallout 3]

This quote was taken from the BethBlog:

What would Fallout look like if it had been made in 1987 by a Japanese development studio? Our scientists have answered that question, taking over the Japanese Fallout website with an 8-bit version of the Capital Wasteland.

Just like that import copy of Final Fantasy 5 you nabbed in the 90s, this game is Japanese language-only. Fortunately, it’s still amusing to gaze at the pixelated approximations of super mutants and the like. Here’s a direct link right to the game; no cartridge-cleaning required.

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Kenneth Richardson

Kenneth is a Graphics and Game Design student who's worked as an author for DualShockers.com since June of 2010. His favorite gaming genres are Fighting, Role Playing and Sadistic Action games like Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta. In addition to gaming, he is also strongly interested in music, fashion, art, culture, literature, education, religion, cuisine, photography, architecture, philosophy, film, dance, and most forms of creative expression.

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