Fallout: Shadow of Boston Proves To Be A Hoax

Earlier today, a NeoGAF user discovered that publisher Bethesda Softworks had trademarked something called Fallout: Shadow of Boston in Germany, and the gaming press rushed to spread the word. “Shadow of Boston” was even trending on Twitter this afternoon.

Bethesda confirmed today via Twitter that the trademark filing is a hoax. While the filing itself is not real, we can be reasonably confident that a new Fallout game set in Boston is coming eventually due to leaked casting documents reported by Kotaku last December.