Bethesda Softworks Announces Creation Kit and First Downloadable Content for Fallout 3

November 25, 2008

Bethesda Softworks Announces
Creation Kit and First Downloadable Content for Fallout 3

Editor to be Available in
December; Downloadable Content coming for January, February, and March

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media
company, today announced plans to make both its editor and downloadable content
available for its award-winning game, Fallout  3 in the coming weeks. The
official editor for Fallout 3, called the G.E.C.K. (Garden of Eden Creation
Kit), will be available for free download in December and will allow Games for
Windows users to create and add their own content to the game. In addition, the
first official downloadable content, Operation: Anchorage, will be available
exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft
and Games for Windows® in January, and more downloadable content coming in
February and March.

“We’ve always seen the original
world of Fallout 3 as a foundation for even more content. Some created by us,
and a lot more created by users,” said Todd Howard, game director for Fallout 3.
“It’s fun to create your own character, but it can be equally fun to create your
own adventures. We can’t wait to see what the community does with the G.E.C.K.”

The release of the G.E.C.K. provides
the community with tools that will allow players to expand the game any way they
wish. Users can create, modify, and edit any data for use with Fallout 3, from
building landscapes, towns, and locations to writing dialogue, creating
characters, weapons, creatures, and more.

Three downloadable content packs
will be coming to Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live starting in January that
will add new quests, items, and content to Fallout 3.

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.

Released on October 28 in North
America and in Europe October 30, Fallout 3 has been hailed as one of the most
anticipated games of 2008, and received a 10 out of 10 review score from
Official Xbox Magazine, a result then repeated around the world with perfect
scores by some of the industry’s most influential and respected critics
including: Gamespy, GamePro, UGO, the Associated Press, MSN, The Washington
Post, Guardian, FHM, G4-TV, The Toronto Star, and Eurogamer. MSNBC’s review
offered the observation that it viewed “Fallout as a no-brainer for game of the
year.” The Daily Star in the UK echoed that conclusion, saying “You can hold all
bets on game of the year – I think we have a winner.”

Fallout 3 features one of the
most realized game worlds ever created. Set more than 200 years following a
nuclear war, you can create any kind of character you want and explore the open
wastes of Washington, D.C. however you choose. Every minute is a fight for
survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of
the Wasteland.

Fallout 3 has been rated
Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Fallout 3, visit