Rejoice, Android gamers: Fallout Shelter is coming August 13

Bethesda confirms via Twitter that the highly-regarded mobile game won't be an iOS exclusive for long.

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No need to envy your iPhone-using friends when they fire up Fallout Shelter.

Bethesda Game Studios announced via Twitter the game will launch in the Play Store on August 13. A big content update is on the way too, so there will be a lot to check out when it lands.

With Fallout Shelter you’re in charge of a post-apocalyptic base and must manage numerous resources. Game maker Bethesda Game Studios is known for its popular Elder Scrolls and Fallout series for PC and gaming consoles.

Our friends at Macworld were rather lukewarm in their impressions of the game, with their cheif complaints being repetitive gameplay and a slow pace. Perhaps a flood of new content will help alleviate those problems. Fortunately, you’ll get to draw your own conclusions soon. 

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Why this matters: A lot of the benchmark games and apps still launch first on iOS. However, this rather quick turnaround indicates that Bethesda knows that Android is just too big to ignore. It’s a pattern we’re seeing with more apps that in the past would have stayed in Cupertino’s garden. Monument Valley and iA Writer are two examples of titles of well-designed and built apps that also came over to Android.

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