Today, Bethesda Softworks made many gamers squeal like fanboys and fangirls when it released the official announcement of the latest title in the Fallout franchise, Fallout 4.

That announcement, though, came with something even better: a teaser trailer showing highlights of the upcoming game.

Although we don't yet have a release date (although it's likely we'll get one at this year's E3), we have learned some valuable new information about the title.

Thanks to the three-minute teaser trailer, here's what we now know about Fallout 4.

The game's setting is Boston.

This was a rumor that started around the time that Fallout 3 came out. That game mentioned The Commonwealth, otherwise known of what remained of the New England area after nuclear war decimated the country in the alternate history of Fallout. In real history, the area in and around Boston is an actual legal commonwealth, originally a community founded on the basis of community good. There was also much mention of The Institute in Fallout 3, which gamers assumed as a reference to MIT.

We see Boston in all its post-apocalyptic glory in the trailer, from a familiar statue of Paul Revere to its familiar colonial-style architecture to its cobblestoned sidewalks and streets to the remains of the USS Constitution. In this instance, the rumors of the Boston setting have proven true.

Fallout 4 embraces next-generation consoles.

The trailer doesn't mention Fallout 4 being available for the Xbox 360 or PS3, so it's likely we'll only see it on the PC, Xbox One and PS4. Since the next-generation consoles have been available for several years now, it makes sense to develop games for their advanced capabilities.

The dog is back as a companion.

One cool thing about Fallout 3 was that you could wander the wastelands with a trusted companion at your side, a dog. In the new trailer, we see the world from the dog's perspective, just before he joins up with the gameplay character.

Ron Perlman returns as the game's narrator.

What would a Fallout game be without Ron Perlman's signature phrase, "war never changes." Hearing him say that in the new trailer gave us goosebumps, and we're glad that his familiar voice returns with the latest installment of the Fallout series.

Our favorite DJ, Three Dog, is back.

Blink and you might miss it, but about halfway through the trailer, we see a radio tower and a sign that says "GNN." For fans of previous Fallout titles, you'll recognize that as the radio station that Three Dog works for. We're not sure how he got from the D.C. area to Boston, but this isn't a major surprise since the voice actor behind Three Dog tweeted a tease that he'd return in Fallout 3 two years ago.

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