Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta descends Aug. 3

Bethesda reveals release date for final add-on to post-nuclear RPG, along with new screenshots and gameplay information.

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Bethesda had been tight-lipped on the details of its alien-abduction-themed add-on, divulging only its name, Mothership Zeta, and a few scant details. However, the developer has finally beamed down some vital information surrounding this fifth and final update pack, announcing the title will go downloadable on August 3 for the Xbox 360 and PC for 800 Microsoft points ($10).

On helmet-clad aliens: "In space, nobody can hear them scream."

In an update to the official Fallout 3 Web site today, Bethesda revealed that Mothership Zeta would allow players to recruit an "unexpected array of characters" to help overtake an insidious alien vessel that abducts the protagonist. With the help of new equipment--like the Alien Atomizer, Drone Cannon, Gemini-Era Spacesuit, and Samurai Armor--the hero can commandeer the UFO before it wreaks havoc on earth and its irradiated inhabitants. The developer's announcement also comes with several new screenshots of Mothership Zeta.

The most recent update Fallout 3 update, Point Lookout, was released without a major hitch on June 23. That can't be said for some of the previous add-on releases, like Broken Steel and The Pitt, which were hampered by crippling technical problems at launch. Mothership Zeta will be the final add-on to be included in the Fallout 3: Game of the Year edition, which will package all five expansions with the original game. The edition will cost $50 for the PC and $60 on the Xbox 360 when it ships in October--one month after the PlayStation 3 begins receiving the expansion packs.

Discussion

127 comments
JB2B
JB2B

When my Xbox is fixed I'll get all the DLC for Fall Out I don't got yet including this one. Can't wait. Oh yeah Bethesda; I'm waiting for the new Elder Scrolls even though I still have to complete the main story in Oblivion (spend almost 40 hours doing other stuff).

asindro
asindro

Damn dirty aliens they blew it all up! Always knew there was no war, no nuclear fallout, just an alien conspiracy.

Jhraxlin
Jhraxlin

I'll think I'll wait for the GOTY edition to come out, even then, once it does I'll wait until it gets cheaper.

Jim60360
Jim60360

didnt really like point look out, thought it was a bit bland and boring. this however looks a lot more fun.

Shishio817
Shishio817

i love fallout 3 and have been impressed and pleased by the expansions so far, so i'm really looking forward to this one. Though it does kind of suck to have to pay all the while knowing they're releasing a same-priced GOTY edition; but I support their work and want em to hurry up and make something amazing with the next Elder Scrolls, so i don't mind that much haha

mcfly_88
mcfly_88

I want this .....i hope they have a little ammo for the Alien Blaster.

smiseck
smiseck

im excited about the new stuff, kinda weirded about the aliens thing...hoped it would have stuck to more believable stuff, but hey im not complaining, im totaly stoked!!

L0rD_ShAde
L0rD_ShAde

Aliens eh,.......... this I definitely got to get for my X360.

VALENTT
VALENTT

StarlightHunter that is soo true

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

Beth needs to make a full blow expansion like the Shivering Isles or a Fallout equivalent. That would be awsome, a new world roughly 4 times the size of Point lookout. There is no doubt they will though.

Cloud_in_midgar
Cloud_in_midgar

i cant wait for the goty edition i have the original fallout 3 but i think its best if i only get the goty instead of getting expansions now.

AnarchyRising
AnarchyRising

@facistinabag Agree with ya 100 fold. Whine whine whine. If the game sold 10 copies do you think they would plan for DLC? Doubtful. They didn't know it would do so well all they could do is analyze that it would and plan their DLC from there. Now you whine that Bethesda could not predict the future. Maybe they should have just pushed the game back until August and made everything as one package? Well then you would complain about the pushbacks. No middle ground.

FinalDuo1886
FinalDuo1886

Ah well! I have both + I own Fallout 3 on the 360, so I guess I escape biting the bullet of not having the DLC's.

the05birdman
the05birdman

The full game plus all 5 expansions for $60!?!? Well that sucks for people like me who paid full price for the game and the expansions. That's a little messed up. They should've at least made all the DLC cheaper.

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

I've yet to buy any of these on the PC ver..I'll keep waiting until they combine them in one large download together and the price is worth it.

dmgonzales0378
dmgonzales0378

I'm glad to have this expansion coming out I still haven't finished the other DLCs because jumping from game to game recently. I will purchase this the day of purchase and just waiting for New Las Vegas.

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

@lewser5 Easy...buy it the day it ships...ignore all the DLC...then trade in the original for $45 and pick up the GotY edition with all the extras for $60...best of both worlds as you get to olay it when it first ships and then pick up all the extra content for $15.

YoJim8obaJoe
YoJim8obaJoe

I hope this isnt the last expansion,even though none are out on PS3 yet im still looking forward to them

Ospov
Ospov

Wait, so the GotY edition won't be coming to the PS3 in October? That's what I got from the article anyway...

facistinabag
facistinabag

What is with all the people complaining about to much DLC? Holy christ, gamers are the whiniest people on the planet. They'll whine if you don't give them enough DLC (Left 4 Dead) and then they'll whine if you give them a large amount of DLC. I for one am happy for the DLC, and hope there will be more coming.

lewser5
lewser5

Sometimes i wonder why i buy the game when it comes out, when i know there is going to be dlc and probably be released again later with a GOTY edition with the content for the price of the game itself.

blaze11987
blaze11987

@jgh94, you will be abducted after being drawn to the original alien crash site from the main game (if you found it) by an unintelligable radio transmission which turns out to be the mothership investigating the distress signal from recon craft theta that you can find crashed in the wasteland along with an alien corpse and a lovely alien blaster.

Triton
Triton

This is why if the game comes out on both systems...I only buy the 360 version. My PS3 is for only PS3 exclusives. On the DLC, I'm in to deep, I have bought so many of the DLC for this game, I can't stop now!!!

jgh94
jgh94

where do we find this UFO in fallout 3?

ISuPrEmAcY32I
ISuPrEmAcY32I

I never complain about more content to play, though i wish they could release them as an expansion pack so you can get them all at once and not pay quite so much per

diabloakaSAHA
diabloakaSAHA

Thank u BETHESDA *bows* for giving me 5 awsome DLC's in less than a year after games release. I always wished there was a side quest based on the crashed UFO site in Fallout3 and now it has happened. Its alomst like Bethesda has answered my prayers. *bows again*

Wings_008
Wings_008

time to save earth again boys!!

Darth_Xavier
Darth_Xavier

I own a 360 so I shouldnt be speaking for the PS3 guys here. But as a Fallout 3 fan I have to say why the hell do they keep putting off the DLC dates for PS3, I mean at least put out Broken Steel so these guys can at least play past the ending ( and the level cap is a big plus)

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Murrdox Posted Jul 15, 2009 4:33 pm GMT "I'm a little confused... since when were aliens introduced to the Fallout universe?" You need to do some real exploring mate.

MissMorphine
MissMorphine

awesome. more Fallout 3. i still need to explore point look out. i just beat the new missions and havent played it since then. this will give me the excuse i was looking for.

mysarah6454861
mysarah6454861

meh,why do they keep reminding us that DLC for ps3 wont be comming any time soon,at least tell september,my only hope is that GOTY will be worth it in terms of price!!

dzimm
dzimm

Hopefully they'll bundle all the DLC into a lower-priced expansion pack for those of us who don't feel like buying the game again.

Merex760
Merex760

Can't wait for this. I've really liked all of the DLC for the game so far.

13thGuards
13thGuards

Boo...I've been waiting for DLC for my PS3 forever and they keep pushing it back, bummer. I wonder though if there will be ammo for my alien blaster so I can actually use it on mothership zeta??? guess I'll just revisit some Fallout 1 and 2 until I can finally get some PS3 DLC...no school like the old school, they say.

tremor33
tremor33

@Murrdox In Fallout 3 you could find a crash-landed flying saucer with an alien in it (along with one of the most powerful weapons in the game: the alien blaster)

Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

The DLC should also be sold in one pack. I am fed up with Gold or GOTY or whatever editions having things I cannot get for my original bought game. After all, it's our money early on that pays for the later DLC and GOTY, etc editions!

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

FINAL dlc? Aw man :( I hoping for a bit more. i wanted the adventure t keep on running

HotShot_SS
HotShot_SS

I don't know if I should pick this up. If I get wrongfully taken advantaged of in space, no one can hear me scream.

Murrdox
Murrdox

I'm a little confused... since when were aliens introduced to the Fallout universe?

jakass13
jakass13

why not just make to goty edition for the ps3 with the xbox and pc versions so that they already have all the dlc out for the ps3

ukpet_anime
ukpet_anime

Definitely agreed with Camikitten. I don't mind a delay for us PS3 on DLC if it means a slightly improved product by the end of it all (besides, who's the idiot downmarking all the PS3 related comments? DO we have a troll on the loose again?)

halfbreed11111
halfbreed11111

good thing i waited for the goty edition =) that 110$ worth of fallout 3 if you buy all the dlc...

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I love this game but the flow of DLC is too much to bear and pay. By then, there will probably be about 5-7 DLC's. I've already bought the first two. I'll wait for the Goty edition or whatever, with all of the DLC, instead of spending $10 on each one of them, and filling up my HDD with more than 5GB of Fallout 3 content.

jadefury27
jadefury27

They could build off this game for years and it could not get old. That's the sign of something truly amazing. They could do expansions covering the united states for years.