Fans of Bethesda's hit mobile game "Fallout Shelter" are in for a treat after a new update was announced recently.
According to iDigitalTimes, Bethesda shared some insights regarding the details of the game's latest update and, as noted, dwellers in "Fallout Shelter" can now own pets.
For some, a game is just not complete without any furry companions. That's why the newest patch for the game now lets you own dogs and cats.
Although it's still quite not sure how much the pets improve conditions inside the vault, the game's publisher noted that it will increase happiness and productivity inside.
"Vault-Tec research has shown that 4-legged companions can have a profound impact on Vault happiness and productivity," said the game's description.
For just 99 cents each or five for $2.99, you can now buy your very own cats and dogs. However, there's still no information if your pets will take a toll on your food supply inside the shelter, nor is there a way to know if the animals can be acquired as lunchbox prizes.
On a related note, IGN reported that you can also now evict "lazy" dwellers. It's as if to add further realism into the game, overseers can now permanently kick out shelter dwellers that are not pulling their own weight.
And speaking of dwellers, they also now have new pick-up lines and conversation dialogues. One praised aspect of "Fallout Shelter" is the dialogue that goes between dwellers working together or the cheesy pick-up lines they say.
However, after playing the game for a while, some players may find it a little bit too repetitive that's why it's much appreciated when Bethesda decided to also give the dwellers some new dialogue. Moreover, managing dwellers have also been improved as well as adding new objectives.
A minor, but convenient feature that came with the "Fallout Shelter" 1.3 update is the "sell all" option added to inventory. Halfway through the game, when you find yourself having a lot of excess weapons and loots; it can become annoying to sell them. Thankfully, this new option was added saving you from this easy, yet daunting task.
Luckily, Game Spot reported that the update comes for free as Bethesda relies on in-game lunchboxes for profit.
Since its release in June, the mobile game already generated more than $5.1 million in revenue from iOS alone.
The game serves as a great companion piece to the main "Fallout" game and critics praised its extension of the game's universe, its core gameplay and even its visual style.
You can watch the announcement trailer below.