The next installment in Bethesda's beloved post-apocalyptic RPG franchise, Fallout 4, will be released on Tuesday, November 10, with the game's reviews appearing the day prior. The game is expected to be yet another genre-defining release in the popular and unique series, and last week the PR machine ramped things way up -- both officially and unofficially.
Following the release of leaked gameplay videos, Bethesda announced a fun cross-promotion with Fallout-themed vehicles for Forza Motosport 6, and the game's launch trailer showcases key portions of the game's narrative, action and overall tone. All this in tandem with a new Fallout 4 Pip-Boy app which lets the player build their own character prior to the game's release.
Now, DeviantArt user Petarsaur (via Destructoid) gives us a mash-up we never knew we wanted: a series of famous Disney princesses revamped as characters within the Fallout universe. Given the hyper-realistic style of the Fallout games and their retro-futurist look, porting these iconic characters into that world works better than we could have expected.
Take a look below:
Each princess takes on a different aspect of the characters and factions one meets across the Fallout wasteland. Snow White is a Vault Dweller flanked by a friendly Disney dog on one side... and a mole rat on the other; The Little Mermaid's Ariel is a scribe with the Brotherhood of Steel faction; Alice has tragically gone through the looking glass and succumbed to the wasteland's horrid amphetamine jet; As a merc adventurer, Rapunzel is about to obliterate a bloatfly with a frying pan (courtesy of V.A.T.S. -- the Vault Assisted Targeting System); Belle from Beauty and the Beast ups her S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats with the help of the game world's magazines and books, followed by what appears to be Gaston as a super-mutant (she's currently reading Grognak the Barbarian); Jasmine from Aladdin is a raider huntress holding the head of a Deathclaw; Mulan and Cinderella battle each other while decked out in power armor.
The Fallout games are set in the generations-later aftermath of a nuclear war, but in what seems to be a parallel reality where the fashion, architecture and design of 1950's America carried over well into the 21st century. The Disney characters featured here fit into that sensibility -- and are presented somewhat in character -- or at least fitting their movies' theme (poor Alice).
Fallout 4 releases on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 10, 2015.