Rumors are buzzing around the internet about the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum’s (TALA) inclusion in the upcoming video game Fallout 76, which is set to release from Bethesda Studios on Nov. 14.
The game’s reveal trailer premiered last month at the annual E3 entertainment expo revealing that West Virginia would be the setting for the game. The trailer, which was set to a new version of “Country Roads” highlighted many well-known West Virginia locations including the Moundsville State Penitentiary, The Greenbrier Resort, and the state capitol building in Charleston.
The game also appears to be drawing on famous West Virginia legends with a winged creature featured in the trailer that closely matched the description of Mothman.
A map created by fans on the popular social media site Reddit uses the games map released by Bethesda to track both confirmed and rumored locations for the game. The map currently lists TALA as “rumored but likely to be included.” Other rumored locations listed on the map include The Green Bank Telescope.
Bethesda Software’s use of real world locales in their games is a long standing tradition, having previously produced games that are set in Bethesda, Maryland, where the company was founded, as well as in Boston.
Bethesda recently released the game’s sound track and teamed with Apples iTunes on July 4 to use the “Country Roads” track to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. The song reached number one on the iTunes singles chart for July 4.
The last three installations in the Fallout series have combined to sell more than 32 million copies, according to data on statista.com.