It's time to crack open a Nuka Cola and drink a toast to Bethesda. After several weeks of verbal and emotional abuse at the hands of rabid Android users, the company has announced a release date for Fallout Shelter on Android. It's coming August 13th.

Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play game intended to promote the upcoming release of Fallout 4 by letting you build and manage your own post-apocalyptic Vault-Tec Vault. You have to keep the residents happy, find supplies, and make sure no one goes crazy and wrecks up the place. As David pointed out in his review of the iOS version, it gets kind of tedious after a while, but it's still crazy-popular on iOS.

The game does have in-app purchases, but the gameplay really isn't tuned to push them. Again, its main goal is to get people excited for the new Fallout game. You'll be able to give it a shot for free in just a few weeks.

Press Release

We’re pleased to announce that Fallout Shelter™, the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout® universe from Bethesda Game Studios®, will be available worldwide for FREE on Google Play for Android devices on August 13th.  The game will also include all-new updates including the introduction of Mr. Handy – the ultimate robotic companion – as a premium reward. Use him to collect resources inside your Vault, send him into the wasteland to collect loot, or defend your Vault from creatures and disasters, including new threats like Deathclaw invasions and Molerat infestations. This update will also be available on iOS on the same day.

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.

Following its release in June on the Apple App Store, Fallout Shelter achieved global success as the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries following its release. During E3 2015 Fallout Shelter received praise from some of the industry’s leading outlets, earning ‘Game of the Week’ from Touch Arcade and nominations for ‘Biggest Surprise’ from IGN and ‘Best Handled/Mobile Game’ from the official Game Critics Awards.

To learn more about Fallout Shelter visit: www.FalloutShelter.com.