Bethesda will be releasing mod tools and new downloadable content in the first few months of 2009.
Bethesda has detailed and dated the first downloadable content for Fallout 3
, as well as the release of the first content creation tools for the game that will let players create their own mods.
The Fallout 3
modder toolset, called the G.E.C.K
, will be released on PC only this December and will let modders create all new dialogue, items, areas and quests.
The DLC meanwhile will be coming to both the Xbox 360 and PC platforms. There are three packs currently planned, the first of which is called Operation: Anchorage
and which will be available for both platforms in January. The pack will set players in military simulation that sees them trying to liberate Anchorage, Alaska from Chinese invaders.
The second expansion, The Pitt
, will allow the player to journey to a new raider town located in the ruins of Pittsburgh where they can get embroiled in local politics. The Pitt
is expected in February.
The final DLC, Broken Steel
will continue the adventure beyond the main quest and allow the player to fully enlist with the Brotherhood of Steel and fully purge The Enclave from Washington. Broken Steel
is scheduled for release in March.
If you're unsure whether the game is worth picking up (it is) then you can check out our extensive Fallout 3
review for more information on the latest game in the much-hailed trilogy. Let us know what you think in the forums