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Bethesda Registers Trademark for Fallout: Shadow of Boston (UPDATED)

UPDATE 16:20 EST: Bethesda Softworks has indicated that this filing is a fake. See our post for details.

A trademark application has been filed in Germany for the brand “Fallout: Shadow of Boston” by Bethesda Softworks, publisher of the Fallout games since 2008’s Fallout 3.

The application was spotted by an alert NeoGAF user earlier today, and describes the product as “computer game discs; Downloadable computer game programs; Computer games program downloaded via the internet.”

Rumors of a new installment in the Fallout series have been circling for years since the success of 2010’s Fallout: New Vegas.