The new Fallout trailer is packed with secrets and Easter Eggs (so let's break them down)

Gather up, vault dwellers and ghouls, the new Fallout series trailer is here and it contains a lot of easter eggs and secrets!

(L-R) Ella Purnell (Lucy) and Kyle MacLachlan (Overseer Hank) in “Fallout”
(L-R) Ella Purnell (Lucy) and Kyle MacLachlan (Overseer Hank) in “Fallout” /

For a long time, video game adaptations were considered to be cursed as they all failed to meet expectations. But after a series of groundbreaking projects such as HBO's The Last of Us, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Arcane, and many others, the Fallout franchise hopes to be the next to gather critical acclaim with an Amazon TV series. Fortunately, things look really promising if the latest trailer is anything to go by.

While we already had some great looks at the series in the form of a teaser trailer and many promotional images, we now have our first official trailer and it's all we could've hoped for. Horribly mutated creatures, abandoned settlements, and the 60's visual imagery the franchise is known for are all there. Best of all, on April 11 we'll finally be able to binge-watch all of the series' eight episodes. So while we wait for that day to come, what about keeping ourselves busy and watching the latest trailer over and over again?

Amazon also had another surprise in store for us today in the form of a new poster. Not only does it look phenomenal just like the trailer before it, but they are both filled with many references to the franchise. Those little easter eggs and secrets are not only fun to spot, but they also let us know the TV series is in good hands with Jonathan Nolan and company.

Fallout. Image courtesy of Prime Video /

The poster contains a few references to the franchise

Let's analyze the poster first. If you pay close attention, you'll be able to see a box of Sugar Bombs to the left of Ella Purnell's character, Lucy. Fans of the franchise will recognize that cereal, as it is one of the many consumables players can find scattered across the worlds of Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.

Not only that, but the poster also features a lot of red Nuka Cola bottle caps, which are a form of currency used on the video games the TV series is based on. There are also some (more obvious) references such as the Vault Boy figure at the left of the poster and Aaron Moten's companion dog which looks identical to Dogmeat from Fallout 4.

The trailer is packed with Easter Eggs

The poster didn't contain enough Easter Eggs? Fear not, since there are many more we've yet to discuss. The trailer contains a lot of references to the video game, so we'll go over them in order leaving a timestamp indicating when you can spot it.

  • At the 30-second mark, we can see the iconic "Please stand by" image used many times throughout the games. Most notably, it was used in one of the opening scenes that appeared whenever players booted Fallout 4:
  • From the 36-second mark to the 40-second mark, we can hear the iconic radiation sound that plays in the games whenever players are close to a contaminated item:
  • At the 37-second mark, there's a sign that reads "Shady Sands Public Library" in what appears to be a destroyed settlement. If that place sounds familiar, it's because Shady Sands is one of the (fictional) cities found in Fallout 2 as part of the New California Republic.
  • At the 52-second mark, we can see a Stimpak which is an item players can use in the games to heal their wounds and replenish health (oh, and there's also another Vault Boy figure!).
  • At the 1:08 mark, I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire by The Ink Spots starts to play. Aside from being a great song, it was also supposed to be used in the intro of the original Fallout game (but didn't due to licensing issues), and it appeared in Fallout 3's opening sequence.
  • At the 2:25 mark, in a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, you can spot a New California Republic flag in what appears to be a confrontation between the Brotherhood of Steel and NCR.

The Fallout TV series will be released on April 11 on Amazon Prime Video.

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