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New Fallout 3 DLC unveiled

New Fallout 3 DLC unveiled

New Fallout 3 DLC will focus on reintroducing aliens into the Fallout universe, as well as a new swamp area.

Bethesda has today announced plans to develop at least two new batches of downloadable content for Fallout 3, as well as an update that will finally make the existing downloadable content for the game available to PlayStation 3 gamers.

Bethesda claims that the new PlayStation 3 update should help make all existing and forthcoming DLC available for the platform and that Sony should be putting the update out very soon - though there's not release date available just yet. Likewise, the new downloadable content packs (which will be available for every platform) haven't got exact release dates either, though we do have some initial details.

The first of the two DLC packs will be called Point Lookout and should introduce an entirely new area of swampland to the gameworld. There's no single plotline for the area that's yet been announced, but Bethesda promises that it'll be littered with new quests and content. Set to cost 800 MS points on Games For Windows Live and Xbox Live, the pack should be available in late June, with a PS3 date not yet revealed.

The second DLC is to be called Mothership Zeta and will focus on the return of the aliens to the Fallout universe, with players getting abducted and taken aboard the titular mothership. Again, it'll cost 800 MS points on PC and Xbox 360, with a release in late July and an unannounced PS3 release date.

On top of these announcements, Bethesda also plans to have the DLC packs available in shops soon enough, along with a Fallout 3: Game of the Year edition in October. The first of two add-on packs will bundle Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt and will be available on June 12th. The second will put together Broken Steel and Point Lookout and should ship in August for Xbox 360 and PC.

Interestingly, Bethesda says it will not be making versions of these add-on packs available in shops for the PS3, though the Game of the Year edition will bundle all DLC and will be available for PS3. Elsewise you'll have to pick up the DLC individually over PSN, it seems.

Bethesda obviously seems to have had a good reaction to the Fallout 3 DLC packs then, despite the awful experiences that we've had with them in the past. Let us know what you think of the packs in the forums and check out our full Fallout 3 review for more info on the game.

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phuzz 19th May 2009, 15:11 Quote
So if I buy the DLC at retail (thus making a mockery of the D part of the name), I won't have to mess around with GFWL on the PC version?
Any prices for the retail version yet?
CardJoe 19th May 2009, 15:15 Quote
I imagine the retail version will just be either an install that needs activating with GFWL, or a code that allows you to download through GFWL, tbh.
SMIFFYDUDE 19th May 2009, 15:21 Quote
I hate being tied to GFWL.
[USRF]Obiwan 19th May 2009, 15:21 Quote
The new magic soap of 2009: DLC
salesman 19th May 2009, 15:24 Quote
Awesome news! Maybe I'll finally but the game when its GOTY edition comes out ;)
Vode 19th May 2009, 15:59 Quote
I had low expectations of GFWL when I reinstalled DoW2, but was easily able to reinstall my wargear packs (Once I noticed default view was local content, not entire history), I was expecting an ordeal but seemed to work surprisingly well.
Blademrk 19th May 2009, 16:02 Quote
If the 360 retail pack will be like the Oblivion: Shivering Isle retail pack it'll just be an install - no code and no need to activate over live (my cousin bought it as he was quite into Oblivion and didn't have broadband to dl the DLC).
Da_Rude_Baboon 19th May 2009, 16:09 Quote
Finally some love for the PS3 owners.
Cobalt 19th May 2009, 16:11 Quote
If MS would get rid of the points system or at least make direct payment an option then I'd become a lot more interested in using their system.

I got back into FO3 and with the right mods (i.e turning off the stupid green filter they put on your vision, being able to repair weapons using junk) it becomes a lot more enjoyable. I want the extra content but don't want to go through the GFWL hoops so hopefully the retail versions will solve that problem for me.
fodder 19th May 2009, 16:57 Quote
I would love to add the DLC to my install of fallout 3 (bought on Steam). However, after a day and a half in total of trying to get GFWL working, I've given up. Massive fail. All I can do is get it to offer me stuff for Xbox, which I don't own.
roblikesbeer 19th May 2009, 17:34 Quote
Two new expansion packs?! Aliens?! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! :D
naokaji 19th May 2009, 18:04 Quote
I just hope those new mini expansions will be less of a pain to get running than the first one...
DarkFear 19th May 2009, 20:52 Quote
If it gets crammed onto a disc and sold like that I’ll buy it without hesitation. I'm not a big fan of the monstrosity that is GFWL.

The article mentions the PS3 GOTY edition will contain all the DLC (or just C in this case). I assume there will also be a similar version for the PC? Might be easier to just buy a GOTY edition then…
The_Beast 19th May 2009, 23:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cobalt
If MS would get rid of the points system or at least make direct payment an option then I'd become a lot more interested in using their system.

I got back into FO3 and with the right mods (i.e turning off the stupid green filter they put on your vision, being able to repair weapons using junk) it becomes a lot more enjoyable. I want the extra content but don't want to go through the GFWL hoops so hopefully the retail versions will solve that problem for me.


Same here and hopefully you don't have to be online to play
flapjackboy 20th May 2009, 00:26 Quote
I'd really rather they had concentrated on getting the core game to run reliably on the PC before they started with all the DLC. I'm not going to get any of the add-ons until the game is stable on my system.
SMIFFYDUDE 20th May 2009, 01:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by fodder
I would love to add the DLC to my install of fallout 3 (bought on Steam). However, after a day and a half in total of trying to get GFWL working, I've given up. Massive fail. All I can do is get it to offer me stuff for Xbox, which I don't own.

I had the same problem, took me days to find how to join.
sui_winbolo 20th May 2009, 07:26 Quote
AWESOME!!! :D :D :D

I maxed my character out, aliens won't be able to handle me!
SharkBait 20th May 2009, 08:03 Quote
Reintroduce *living* aliens to the Fallout universe, perhaps. Just looted the crashed ship in FO3 myself!
specofdust 20th May 2009, 12:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by sui_winbolo
AWESOME!!! :D :D :D

I maxed my character out, aliens won't be able to handle me!

Just turn it up to Very Hard. With a character above about level 10, anything less than the very hard setting is just far far too easy. Makes the game a fair bit more punishing (still easy, VH is what Medium should be).
sui_winbolo 20th May 2009, 18:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by specofdust
Just turn it up to Very Hard. With a character above about level 10, anything less than the very hard setting is just far far too easy. Makes the game a fair bit more punishing (still easy, VH is what Medium should be).

Actually I haven't done this yet. I'll have to see how long it takes to take down an Overlord. I hate those beasts.
specofdust 20th May 2009, 18:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by sui_winbolo
Actually I haven't done this yet. I'll have to see how long it takes to take down an Overlord. I hate those beasts.

It takes you about as long as you'll take to pump out two full mags of Gatling Laser ammo at maxxed big guns skill.
sui_winbolo 20th May 2009, 18:34 Quote
Oh wow. I need to get a little GTA out of my system, after that I think I'll give that a go. :D
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