Fallout 3 getting DLC – PC version gets content creator

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Fallout 3 was a real surprise to me. While I was aware that it was looking really good and I have been a fan of the Elder Scrolls series, I really didn’t expect it to impress in the way that it did.

While I am still trying to wrap my head around how much there is to do in the game and how many areas I still have to explore, I am happy to say that new DLC has been announced for consoles (as well as PC) and in another sense, I am sad to say that us console guys aren’t going to be able to get our hands on the PC creation tools, called the G.E.C.K (Garden of Eden Creation Kit).

The creation kit will be released next month and the DLC is set to hit in January, with even more coming in February and March.

It looks as if it will only be the Xbox 360 getting the DLC, which sounds like a bummer to PS3 owners but it gets me thinking about PSN and how there is no reason that the content creation tools won’t be able to be used on the PS3, so it may actually be good news for the PS3 guys.

Bethesda says that they “can’t wait to see what the community does with the G.E.C.K.” and to be honest, neither can I. I can only hope that if we are lucky, Bethesda will choose some of the best content and then add it as DLC to the consoles.

A list of what you can expect in the DLC as well as some more info on the G.E.C.K, after the jump.

[Thanks Poddle for the tip]

The G.E.C.K sounds pretty awesome, giving gamers the ability to not only change and create areas, but to also create missions and stories as well. Bethesda say that:

“The Garden of Eden Creation Kit will let users create, modify, and edit any data for use with Fallout 3, from building landscapes, towns, and locations to writing dialogue, creating characters, weapons and creatures.”

It makes me wonder if gamers will also be able to record and add voice for the characters? In any case, the rest of us can all still look forward to the DLC. Here is the list of what is going to be made available:

• Operation: Anchorage.

Enter a military simulation and fight in one of the greatest battles of the Fallout universe – the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders. An action-packed battle scheduled for release in January.

• The Pitt.

Journey to the industrial raider town called The Pitt, located in the remains of Pittsburgh. Choose your side. Scheduled for release in February.

• Broken Steel.

Join the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and rid the Capital Wasteland of the Enclave remnants once and for all. Continues the adventure past the main quest. Scheduled for release in March.

source: Kotaku

Last Updated: November 26, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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