LOS ANGELES--Bethesda Softworks will get another chance at a smooth downloadable content launch for Fallout 3 later this month: the publisher of the open-world postapocalyptic role-playing game has confirmed a June 23 release for Point Lookout on the Xbox 360 and PC. A PlayStation 3 edition will follow, once Sony's console begins receiving the expansions on a staggered schedule later this month. Earlier this year, the publisher's Broken Steel and The Pitt add-ons had to be recalled and rereleased due to technical difficulties.
Point Lookout will take players to a new corner of the Fallout world, a sprawling swampland populated with new mutants, allies, and weapons. Even though Point Lookout won't raise the game's level cap, it is intended to be significantly challenging even for high-level players. As a reward, players will be granted new perks for completing some of the expansion's new quests.
Point Lookout won't be the last addition to the Fallout world. A fifth, alien-abduction-themed DLC pack, Mothership Zeta, was announced with a late July time frame. For gamers who have yet to embrace digital distribution, all five content add-ons will be included in the retail release of Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition, due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in October.