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Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition coming next month (update)

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And they found some Pip-Boy Editions, too!

Fallout 4: Nuka-World sign with Nuka-Cola mascot
A screenshot from Fallout 4: Nuka-World, which is included in Fallout 4’s Game of the Year Edition along with all other add-ons.
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Fallout 4 publisher Bethesda Softworks will release a Game of the Year Edition of the post-apocalyptic open-world game on Sept. 26, the company announced today.

It’s a bit of a latecomer, considering that Fallout 4 debuted back in November 2015. As you might expect, the Game of the Year Edition will include all six of Fallout 4’s add-ons: Automatron (originally released in March 2016), “Wasteland Workshop” (April 2016), Far Harbor (May 2016), “Contraptions Workshop” (June 2016), “Vault-Tec Workshop” (July 2016) and Nuka-World (August 2016).

Of course, the package will also come with all of the features that developer Bethesda Game Studios has added over the years in patches. For instance, the company released a high-resolution texture pack for the game’s Windows PC version in February.

Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition - Pip-Boy Edition
The PC version of the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition.
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Bethesda also made a special announcement alongside the re-release news: It’s bringing the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4 out of the vault for another production run.

If you don’t remember the heady days of the summer of 2015, here’s a refresher: Fallout fans were scrambling to pre-order the Pip-Boy Edition, and the package sold out over and over again. In fact, Bethesda said at one point that it couldn’t manufacture any more of them before the game’s release.

The Pip-Boy Edition, which originally cost $119.99, includes a real-life Pip-Boy — the protagonist’s wrist-mounted computer in the Fallout games — that works by allowing players to slot their smartphone into it and use the Pip-Boy app with the game.

Bethesda noted on Twitter this morning that the new Pip-Boy Edition will not come in the same “capsule casing” as the original collector’s edition:

The re-release of the Pip-Boy Edition will be sold for $99.99 exclusively in North America “at select retailers,” Bethesda said. The package, which will include the $59.99 Game of the Year Edition, will be released alongside it on Sept. 26. Both versions will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Update: Fallout 4’s Game of the Year Edition will cost $59.99, a Bethesda representative told Polygon. We’ve edited the article to reflect this.

Update 2: If you’re interested in more Fallout, Fantasy Flight Games announced today that it’s working on a board game based on the series that’s just called Fallout.

Update 3: Bethesda clarified on Twitter that the Game of the Year Edition’s Pip-Boy Edition will not come in the same packaging as the original game’s Pip-Boy Edition. We’ve edited the article to reflect this.

Update 4: A Bethesda representative confirmed to Polygon that the Pip-Boy mold in the re-released collector’s edition is identical to the original one. That means that it won’t account for — and won’t fit — any of the new, often larger smartphones that have been released since 2015, such as Samsung’s recent Galaxy S devices.