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The game takes place in the year 2277 on the East Coast of what used to be the United States, mostly in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The gameplay features include real-time combat and first or third person perspective, in contrast to the previous games, which were turn-based and isometric.
Nukalurks are a rare species of mirelurk with glowing blue features. It is assumed that this coloration is due to the isotope used to color Nuka-Cola Quantum. This seems to be proven by the effects of their delicious nukalurk meat which boosts health as well as Action Points! Found in large numbers only in the Nuka-Cola plant, this ancient pre-War bottling factory may serve as both their home, and the birthplace of their species. The majority of these creatures dwell in the lower production level of the factory, which has been flooded with spilled Nuka-Cola Quantum.
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|The Fallout world is not quite our own. It is an alternate reality which diverged from ours at some point after the second World War.
The base concept for the setting is the World of Tomorrow as imagined in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. This means that before the Great War, the Fallout world was more or less what the people of the 1940s and 1950s thought things would be like in 2077.