Fallout 3 DLC drops in January

PC, 360 editions of postapocalyptic RPG to get new content each month through March, including main quest expansion; PC level editor coming next month.

Less than a week after Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned was unveiled, another downloadable expansion for a best-selling game has been announced. This time, it's Fallout 3's turn, with developer-publisher Bethesda Softworks unveiling no less than three add-ons for the acclaimed and popular role-playing game. The three add-ons are scheduled to launch in January, February, and March of next year, and have not yet been priced.

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The first Fallout 3 add-on will be Operation: Anchorage, which lets players re-create a massive battle between American and Chinese forces in Alaska. Though details were thin, Bethesda said that this feat is accomplished via "military simulator," presumably something similar to the Matrix-meets-Mad Men virtual reality in the mission "Tranquility Lane."

The second installment of DLC is titled "The Pitt," and takes place in the raider city that sprung up from the ruins of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Players will be forced to side with a faction in an unnamed conflict plaguing the town, details about which were not released.

The third expansion, Broken Steel, has players join the benevolent, knightlike Brotherhood of Steel to track down the remnants of the nefarious patriotic pretenders known as The Enclave. It extends the main storyline beyond the climactic battle in the mission "Take It Back," after which the game ends. When queried, Bethesda declined to explain whether or not players will be able to use their last save prior to finishing "Take It Back," requiring them to re-finish the mission.

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Bethesda declined to say if any of the three Fallout 3 add-ons would contain Xbox 360 achievements, as the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion expansion The Shivering Isles did. Unlike the GTAIV DLC, though, the add-ons will be available for both the 360 and the PC. In December, the latter platform will also get a completely free Fallout 3 level editor, named the G.E.C.K. after the Garden of Eden Creation Kit in the game.

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437 comments
MysticDynamite
MysticDynamite

Assuming it will in fact allow us to load our previous saves, I'd like that third expansion to come soon. The only reason I stopped playing Fallout 3 was because of the point of no return at the end of the game. The other two look great, though.

JB2B
JB2B

Oh great. I love Fall Out 3 and I'm sure that when I finish the game I will get this downloads. Also great that they have different locations instead of just putting some new buildings with missions on the wasteland. I was thinking after I finished Fall Out I could go on with Oblivion. But this has to wait now. But they should make this level editor available on 360 or at least make it possible to export 'your work' to the Xbox.

dwillyson8436
dwillyson8436

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adamchuff
adamchuff

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Raiden900
Raiden900

I would really own all of the gaming systems if I had the money to blow. But one really good reason to buy an xbox is because it was invented by an American company, and Americans build it better!

hapydirtyhippie
hapydirtyhippie

this is gonna be awesome! i cant wait for more wasteland debauchery im sure glad i made the right system choice ;)

Evil-Assassinz
Evil-Assassinz

i wonder if the pc version would include the achievements. yes you can get achievements on the pc only on a game that is GAMES FOR WINDOWS-LIVE. it will add gs on your total 360 gs

skitchrick
skitchrick

ok Bethesda, it's the 15th.... I'm dying to play the Anchorage expansion!!!!!

francisthompson
francisthompson

i wish they would some kind of vehicle to the game like a car that you have to get the parts for as a string of missions

xxcallmegodxx89
xxcallmegodxx89

wow this game seems to be endless . in a couple of years they will probably have all of america on there lol. Would be sweet to see that... with that thought think of what new york or L.A. would look like.

ParaMedic08
ParaMedic08

why are the ps3 owners whining about DLC, i mean i've got this game and a ps3, i don't even give a crap lol if you're bored buy another game btw i think sony did quite well, to say it was expensive people still bought them

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

i know, most ps3 owners are fanboys anyway. well my friend is and im like you bought the wrong console mate, all of you ps3 owners have. blame sony they did well with the psone and the ps2 but now they have been outdone buy a far bigger and wealther company. and its proven buy the fact that the 360 is selling better. its sony fault for adding too much unessessary junk to a gaming machiene and selling it for a rediculious price.

Ian_MF_Maxwell
Ian_MF_Maxwell

I'm with ated505 on this. If you guys want to complain so much about essentially how bad your PS3 is versus a 360, you shouldn't have blown twice the money on a system no programmer wants to touch. Except Naughty Dog, but their biggest hit was about an Australian Marsupial no one outside of Australia has never heard of.

ated505
ated505

*sigh* are all the PS3 owners little whiners? i havent heard one 360 owner complain about MGS4 or anything like that but as soon as a DLC comes out you guys go crazy, just STFU

ineedanap
ineedanap

Did PS3 fans really get "awned", Big Bang?

Big_Bang159
Big_Bang159

fallout is a pc game no matter what....other games are made for ps like resident evil or FF or kingdom hearts or MGS....but anyway PC rules u can do anything and sooner or later there is going t be an EMU for ps3 on pc so ps3 funs u got awned :P

LinktheCloud
LinktheCloud

The DLC looks bad IMO, just like the GTA IV one. The only decent looking one of the bunch is the third one. The other two, just don't interest me.

jwd3wp
jwd3wp

screw the console wars. just play it on PC for better graphics and controls.

rotnem
rotnem

Once again, the PC and Xbox360 beats the whimsey PS3!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Go on, give me thumbs down, you'll just prove how right I so am! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

doombot11
doombot11

I have both a ps3 and a 360. I originally bought Fallout 3 for the ps3, but when i heard about the DLC, i went out and bought it for 360 as well, so i'm all set. It's an awesome game no matter what platform.

gizzy82
gizzy82

i have a 360 so i am sorted. i do however think it sucks arse that its not going on to ps3 all cos microsoft paid a heap of cash for the exclusive, same as with gta 4 dlc. microsoft don't deserve the exclusives. they only just got the freaking console to work at their customers expense!

fletg
fletg

all u xbox fanboys will get wat u deserve when MAG comes out

parchisi
parchisi

Why no love for the PS3 with DLC? Seriously...what's up with that? Problems working with PSN? Difficult programming? What the hell? At least I already have a 360, I'm just going to have to rebuy the game....woohoo...........dammit.

amellis
amellis

yeah noone knows when its coming out yet.. they have to release a patch for the pc and 360 versions before we can have it. and its gonna be 800 ms points.. 10$ in other words. lol I really cant wait for it though! I bet its gonna be awesome.. oh btw.. sorry sony fans.. lol its never too late to get a 360!

stra6es
stra6es

Does any one know when in jan. it will come out. prob. at the end. lol go figure.

danielpyoung45
danielpyoung45

they need to make the Garden of Eden Creation Kit for xbox 360

Maverick82102
Maverick82102

I'm glad that I bought a X360 over a PS3. Thank you Bethesda!

Ekranoplan
Ekranoplan

I would be excited about alot of these DLCs, but we all know Bethesda is a bit weak in the writing department. I cannot imagine Operation Anchorage being too compelling story wise. It will probably be just a typical FPS plotline about killing enemy soldier, running fetch missions, and pushing buttons (all the while you be giving tidbits about the conflict that you could probably just read online)

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

considering how popular fallout is, no chance this dlc will be free. its money at the end of the day to bethesda and the XBLA. i have a feeling that dlc wont be out until mid january. they announed it on the 10th of dec, how time do they need.

unknown2007
unknown2007

this should be amazing. the anchorage is a real city set in Alaska. which means lots of snow and icy weather. likely to make an appearance is the Abominable Snowman as an enemy and big foot. only big foot will probably be in the caves where it's nice and warm.

nashman2000
nashman2000

when is it comin out its Jan 1st i hope they release operation anchorage tomarrow!!!!

Sergeant_R7
Sergeant_R7

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ascalon94
ascalon94

Does anyone know if the GECK will come out for the 360 I really want it...

oscarsephiroth
oscarsephiroth

i have fallout 3 for 360, next fallout3 game of the year edition for my PS3, i hope!

Rummy500
Rummy500

lol Dog meat armor anyone? Joking joking...

chris_apathetic
chris_apathetic

sweet i live in anchorage ak, this should be interesting

atm0073
atm0073

They'd better not be more than 800 MS points each...

Silent_King
Silent_King

Sweet, though I doubt Bethesda will be making fans by charging $ lol

Spongedart
Spongedart

Awesome i cant wait for this stuff

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

i think they have learnt their lession with the horse armor. these all seem to be promising, im looking forward to the first one in january. the last one seems that it could be an update instead of dlc. i sure hope the pitt is the size of the dc runis area.

Shishio817
Shishio817

Word. No pointless DLC like horse armor, these sound awesome

eyet00th
eyet00th

LOL at Horse Armor. Shivering Isles was one of the best DLC ever; Horse Armor was one of the worst. Let's hope Fallout errs on the positive side

andalore
andalore

No Horse armour...No horse Armour...Phew:)

teaabags
teaabags

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Smoke287
Smoke287

I guess they are makin it as 3 separate add-ons instead of 1 so players won't blow through it as fast. It would give them more time to enjoy each piece individually.