Fallout 3 DLC expanding the already expansive wasteland

Bethesda has made me happier than a starving super mutie supervising a Little Lamplight sleepover with their announcement that, starting in December, the Capital wasteland is going to need some serious edits to its Google map.

The radiation-enriched role-playing game will be getting an official editor for the PC in December and downloadable content for the PC and Xbox 360 in January, February and March. Sorry PS3, but you really dropped the ball shelling the Shivering Isles expansion for Oblivion, so no post-apocalypic additions for you.

The content creation tool, dubbed G.E.C.K. (Garden of Eden Creation Kit) will allow former vault-dwellers to customize the world of Fallout 3 with their own locations, characters, weapons and creatures, a freedom we can only hope won’t be used to create an army of lightsaber-weilding ghouls. Shortly after the dust settles, the first of three new DLC packs will arrive to expand your wasteland wanderings past the main quest.

  • 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.

Hell, I would have been happy with dog armor.