If you’ve been wondering what Bethesda has been working on – it’s not Skyrim.  Instead they’ve demade Fallout 3 into an old school Japanese RPG.

Better yet, you can actually play it!!  If you can read Japanese . . .

Here’s what the BethBlog had to say:

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.

Sooo, yeah.  Go play it – then come back here and tell us what it says.  I can’t read Japanese – but I’m pretty sure it says, “War . . . War Never Changes”

Also, how come we don’t get an American version of this sweet looking demake?  What gives!?


  1. Looked cool, sounded like a cool idea, but upon examination this would suck even if I knew japanese. Not a serious effort at a game and I bet they are trying to make fun of JRPGs (again). Tisk tisk, but they are making ESV with brand new engine so I’m not saying anything too too harsh lol ;).