Three-Dog’s gone the way of Ol’ Yeller
The first time we had any inkling that a Fallout 4 was coming was a few years ago, when Fallout 3 character Three-Dog’s voice actor Erik Todd Dellums hinted in a tweet that there would be more of the character coming.
— Erik Todd Dellums (@ETDellums) January 8, 2013
Looks like Bethesda didn’t actually want Three-Dog back after all, as according to tweets made by Dellums (that have since been deleted, but paraphrased by IGN), he is not a part of the game.
According to IGN, Dellums quoted a tweet made by Bethesda saying the voice acting for Fallout 4 has been completed. He said the tweet felt “like a gut punch”.
He later tweeted:
The bottom line: Fallout fans are the best. Wanted to be a part of Fallout 4 for them. Love their energy, loyalty and kindness…
…Fun fact: I auditioned for no less than 7 roles in Fallout 3. Can only wonder why no audition for #4? Bewildered.
Seeing as how all the tweets have now been deleted, it’s likely Dellums wanted to avoid upsetting his relationship with Bethesda.
Still, it does make sense. Three-Dog would need one hell of a transmitter to broadcast from the Capital Wasteland to Boston.
I do hope we see some sort of acknowledgement of Fallout 3 in Fallout 4 though, like how New Vegas was full of lore and references to Fallout and Fallout 2.
Are you going to miss Three-Dog bringing you the truth, no matter how bad it hurts? Or did you just leave him to Super Mutants?