After Bethesda Softworks' less-than-ideal launches of Fallout 3's previous downloadable content Broken Steel and The Pitt, the company hopes to get it right tomorrow with the release of its newest add-on pack, Point Lookout. Point Lookout will be the fourth expansion to Fallout 3 and is available tomorrow on the PC and Xbox 360 for $10 (800 Microsoft points).
As outlined in GameSpot's hands-on preview, players begin the expansion by meeting a ferryman in the southern end of Capital Wasteland. Players are taken to Point Lookout, a swampland filled with mutated inbred hillbillies, a mysterious hi-tech mansion, and raider cultists. The game is targeted at players over level 17 and offers weaponry that's a step backward from the laser-driven technology that dominates the second half of the original Fallout 3 game.
Fallout 3 isn't over when players have survived their foray into Point Lookout. A fifth expansion, the alien-abduction-themed Mothership Zeta is expected to come in late July. As previously announced, Bethesda will package all five expansions into the retail release of Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, which is due out in October.
Check out the video below of GameSpot's E3 2009 interview with lead producer Jeff Gardiner.