Shippin' Out August 2-8: Fallout 3 DLC, World at War Map Pack, Lilac PSP

Bethesda's postapocalyptic RPG gets final add-on for Xbox 360, PC; new levels for last year's Call of Duty, Freddie Mercury croons in SingStar Queen, handheld receives purple paint job.

August is typically welcomed with open arms by gamers, as it signifies the beginning of the game industry's end-of-the-year rush. Of course, considering the stupendous number of blockbuster releases fleeing from the holiday quarter, what is often a deluge may this year end up being not much more than a spring shower.

Oh great, just what Earth needs, another calamity.

Still, the month begins on a high note, as Bethesda Softworks will release the fifth and final expansion to its highly acclaimed postapocalyptic action role-playing game Fallout 3. Available for $10/MSP 800, Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta will initially release for the Xbox 360 and PC. It sees the game's protagonist kidnapped by an alien force, and players will be tasked with commandeering the invaders' vessel to stave off civilization's utter obliteration...again. (A PlayStation 3 edition is expected to be available later this year.)

Beyond Fallout 3, the third map pack for Activision's top-selling World War II shooter arrives on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on August 6. Like the first two multiplayer add-ons, Map Pack 3 will offer three new competitive arenas, as well as one zombie-themed match. Activision did not reveal pricing information, though the previous two packs are available for $10 (MSP 800).

In the upcoming map Revolution, soldiers fight in Russia's cold city streets and factories amid treacherous sniper fire. The map Battery features a fortified island encircled by antiship mines and cannons. The urban-themed Breach puts players in the dismal byways of Berlin, near the historic Brandenburg Gate. Der Riese (Zombie Factory) will feature a Nazi research facility, a machine that can upgrade weapons, and 10 new achievements or trophies.

Besides the two major add-ons, gamers have a range of lower-profile selections for the week spanning a number of genres. Karaoke all-stars can pick up Sony's SingStar: Queen for the PS3 and PlayStation 2, while EA will be releasing its film tie-in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, and DS. Paradox Interactive will be covering strategy gamers with Hearts of Iron III for the PC.

With Sony poised to release the substantively redesigned PSP Go! on October 1, the publisher still has at least one more hardware SKU for its current handheld configuration. Targeting the tween demographic, Sony has on tap this week the Hannah Montana PSP bundle, which includes a lilac-colored PSP. The bundle also includes Disney's Hannah Montana PSP game--which will also be available as stand-alone product--a UMD disc containing a variety of episodes from the Hannah Montana TV show, a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo, and stickers.

The PSP sees purple.

For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and the Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

AUGUST 3, 2009
Brave: A Warrior's Tale--X360, Wii, PSP--Evolved Games
Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta--X360, PC--Bethesda Softworks
Overturn--Wii--Studio Zan

AUGUST 4, 2009
50 Classic Games--PC--Destineer
Aliens in the Attic--PS2, PSP--Playlogic
Daisy Fuentes Pilates--Wii--Sega
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra--X360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS--Electronic Arts
Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show--PSP--Disney Interactive Studios
Real Heroes: Firefighter--Wii--Conspiracy Entertainment
Reversal Challenge--DS--UFO Interactive
SingStar: Queen--PS3, PS2--SCEA
World Championship Athletics--Wii--Conspiracy Entertainment

AUGUST 5, 2009
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled--XBLA--Ubisoft

AUGUST 6, 2009
Call of Duty: World at War: Map Pack 3--PS3, 360--Activision
Call of Juarez" Bound in Blood "Old West Map Pack"--PS3, 360--Ubisoft

AUGUST 7, 2009
8BallAllstars--DS--O-Games
Hearts of Iron III--PC--Paradox Interactive

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warwolf28
warwolf28

im pretty much sick of the non story driven add ons i was hoping that they would focus on mabe the commanwealth we here the place is like it is the safe haven for egg head of the waste i mean the got a freakin hume termenater robot android people and high power tech so im hoping the do a real story on it not just some 3 qustes add ons the have done so far i was hopping some long addons like shivering isles just something worth paying for. i also hade an idea about another add ons. its mostly inspired from brookin steel from the star you wake up after a 2 week coma so im woundring if the same rules go with your dad?! i mean conol automen live and your dad dies? no way im thinken that he lives and hes ben kidneaped by eden now i know what your thinken he dies at raven rock mabe he dosent could be a fail safe or a coby A.I. so he has your dad as a hosteg now you have to save him with his last chanes do rebuild the country he nukes los angles home base of the brotherhood of steel and now im not sure if he is ma at you or not (what ever you chose in the main quste) he will ask you to halp him destroy the brotherhood of steel for ether yor own gain or to save your father im hoping the qust go as to kill elder lions or the last air of the brotherhood of steels founder and a qust to rebuild his arme and mabe at the end of the add on you will see a mass change in the capitel wasteland. i hop this comment get read by the guys at bethsda any way that my idea of two new add ons

solidniko
solidniko

FUK yea Hannah Montana PSP!!!!!!(who gives a fu(king s#it)

magic8ball88
magic8ball88

I don't get it. I bought Fallout and I never got into it. I just didn't think it was fun... like at all. then again maybe I didn't give it a chance. I only got to the museum of history. But HOORAY CALL OF DUTY MAP PACK 3!!!

safaridriver
safaridriver

Fallout you really have soldout, and I dont blame MS onebit. This of course is America and I no Commie so I appreciate making money but I believe F3 abandoned PS3 owners with this snakey wormlike deal to put out 5 freakin Dlc for X-box and "soon to be" dlc for the PS3. I say piss off Bethesda you spit in the face of every ps3 owner, and F$$k YOU TODD HOWARD you Yuppie Coc% Sucker

Excedra
Excedra

@ascalon94 Yeah I downloaded it too, and it took less than 2 hours for me to finish it. It was too easy, and does not fit as fallout 3's chronological end. @kiramasaki Hello captain obvious.

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

@Rottenwood - Remember when she was on Mtv and yes remember when that network showed music videos? I used to trade pics of her on a local BBS.

ascalon94
ascalon94

@bushisprez correction: Shadow Complex will be acade game of the year

ascalon94
ascalon94

Guys Mothership Zeta is extremely short... I was talking to my frend the entire time he downloaded it, started it up and beat it its about 2-3 hrs

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm getting Turtles in Time, though I wish Konami would release the 2D one at some point, maybe over Wii VC; maybe they were just waiting for the XBLA 3D version to be released before doing so on the Wii I also wish they'd release the Simpson's game, that was a good one as well

RedSoxfan67
RedSoxfan67

i have fallout 3 but dont play it much so i wont be getting mothership zeta but i look foward to getting the cod waw map pack 3, i looked at a preview video of them on my 360 on inside xbox they look cool, i will probably be getting them the day they come out or that weekend either way im getting them

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

so is mothership the chronologically last part of fallout 3?

kytomasi
kytomasi

dude, Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show-- Aug 4th is all that matters XD

bushisprez
bushisprez

MvC2 comes out August 14th for PS3 as revealed by publisher. I'd be suprised if it comes out the 6th cause I'm dying to play it also. I predict it'll be downloadable game of the year for both systems and just as successful as SF2:HD Remix.

boybrushdred
boybrushdred

UPDATE: MarvelVsCapcom2 arrives on PSN on August 6th.

Glokwerk
Glokwerk

The WAW Map Pack 3 is going to be 9.99. Don't know why they said that a price has not been announced, it was when they first announced the 3rd DLC.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Daisy Fuentes was quite the sex symbol back when I was a young lad. Glad to see she's surviving on the fad fringes of Wii Fit knock-offs. Good to see more Fallout DLC. That game is almost single-handedly dragging the industry into the modern era of expansive content.

WalterPeck
WalterPeck

Now if they could just bring the teal PSP here...

TacticalELJ
TacticalELJ

i am looking forward to mothership zeta.

firehawk998
firehawk998

Well for this week the Fallout 3 DLC and COD : WAW Map packs will keep me occupied.

redoverking
redoverking

I like fallout 3 i already have all DLC except mothership zeta

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@thrasher510 True, while Russians rule the Modern Warfare universe, I chose taliban because 1) I'm guessing most folks would rather the taliban be afflicted and 2) for originality. Besides, Russian zombies just sounds like too much wodka.

CVM_123
CVM_123

wow that psp lilac looks pretty nice ;D

Gunmaster51
Gunmaster51

Nice. Can't wait for W@W map pack 3.

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

I just want the zombie maps. And, 800 points for these types of maps is insane. Slow week.

thrasher510
thrasher510

@ PixelAddict thats just messed up about taliban zombies. first of all you were actually fighting russians. second purple is a great color and with a psp its even better. PURPLE PSP'S FTW!!! :)

thrasher510
thrasher510

never bought fallout 3, whatever im still happy, i don't even care if the visuals are better on the 360 cause bethesda doesn't really like sony, and i don't even have the game so im good. ps- btw didn't bethesda release those add ons to fast. only heard of two of them, but turns out there are five. its not very smart of bethesda cause they probably didn't get as much money as they could've, if they had taken their time.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Were.. um.. a lot of people asking for purple PSP's?

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

BWAAAAAAINZ. More Nazi zombie goodness on August 6. Get the beer chillin' and the wonderwaffle at the ready. And the Fallout DLC keeps on rollin', too! Right now my three favorite companies are all DLC related: Bethesda for Fallout, Criterion for Burnout Paradise, and, surprisingly, Treyarch for their support of World at War. I was always a fan of Infinity Ward, but now Treyarch's zombies warfare have me hoping Modern Warfare 2 starts thinking Taliban Zombies. Not likely, but still. Can't wait!

DarthVillainous
DarthVillainous

After seeing that Mothership Zeta trailer, as well as the Broken Steel one awhile back, I seriously can't wait for the Fallout 3 GOTY edition to come out. It'll be nice to have all the DLC on a single disc.

Irishmandkg
Irishmandkg

Since the ps3 won't be getting the DLC until September, i am just going to wait and buy the Fallout 3 GOTY edition.

Niccara
Niccara

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ldonyo
ldonyo

Mothership Zeta will be mine on August 3! I can't wait!

Warnerator
Warnerator

@Gorilla97 ok, first things first, you're a dumbass. Second, you do know that this dlc will cost you, why would you go and buy this dlc beat it, and then trade your fallout game in for like 10 bucks, you can't trade in dlc I hope you know. you'll have the dlc but no game disc, you make as much sense as a round square. And FYI, you can't really beat fallout, it's one of those games that keep going and going, sure you can do the quests, but there is always something to do elsewhere.

Pete5506
Pete5506

This is the week for DLC

athenian29
athenian29

@Spartan_418 Well, they're releasing all of it WITH the game in the "Game of the Year" Edition. I'm not sure if that's good enough for you, but it's something.

athenian29
athenian29

Aaaaaaand, just WHY can't they release the World at War Map Pack for PC at the same time as consoles??? Seriously, (insert rant here)!!!

slycooper21
slycooper21

SingStar Queen? Where was I when they announced this?!

xialon
xialon

The Lilac color actually looks pretty nice. Not to excited about the bundle though.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

If Bethesda could just release the complete Fallout 3 DLC on a disc then I'd be happy.

DredWulf
DredWulf

@ Seljik I wasn't implying that the optical storage had anything to do with graphical capability what I had meant to say was that because the optical storage is so high they can add more content and use more of the system resources to fine tweak graphical capability etc. I apologize if you had gotten my point misconstrued. MGS 4 was a perfect example of that. Back to the vid cards though...Seperate Memory is always going to be superior to shared onboard memory which is a design flaw in the ps3.

Dante2710
Dante2710

hmm, should be an interesting dlc, though i hope it isnt anything like the pit

shentonio
shentonio

Anybody know when the turtles game is coming out on the PS3? I knew it was coming out on x-box first, but that doesn't bother me too much as I'm busy with Fat Princess at the moment. I absolutely loved the turtles arcade game, used a lot of change playing it as a kid! : )