Fallout 3 'Mothership Zeta' DLC Gets Release Date

Mothership Zeta, the last of the five announced downloadable expansions for Fallout 3, will debut on Monday, August 3, developer Bethesda announced today.

Priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10), the add-on will be available for PC and Xbox 360 players that day, with PlayStation 3 owners of the action-RPG getting it a bit later on. Originally, Mothership Zeta was slated to arrive in late July, marking a slight delay. nope

Along with the above screenshots, Bethesda issued a fact sheet detailing the new items, locations and story elements to be found in the expansion. Remember, all five bits of Fallout 3 DLC will be bundled alongside the original adventure in a "Game of the Year Edition" due to hit stores come October at $59.99 on PS3/Xbox 360 and $49.99 on PC.

Mothership Zeta Fact Sheet

DESCRIPTION: Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the massive Mothership Zeta, orbiting Earth miles above the Capital Wasteland. Mothership Zeta takes Fallout 3 in an entirely new direction - outer space. Meet new characters and join with them in a desperate bid to escape the Aliens' clutches. To do so, you'll wield powerful new weapons, like the Alien Atomizer, Alien Disintegrator, and Drone Cannon, and deck yourself out in brand new outfits, like the Gemini-Era Spacesuit and even Samurai Armor.

STORY: A strange Alien signal is being broadcast throughout the Capital Wasteland, originating from a crashed UFO. Is it a distress call, or something far more sinister? That question is answered when you find yourself beamed aboard an enormous Alien spacecraft, with only one alternative - to fight your way to the bridge of the ship and secure your escape.


  • Find and exploit new and destructive alien technology, like the Alien Atomizer and Drone Cannon.
  • Explore the vast Mothership and learn the secrets of the Aliens' master plan.
  • Thwart the Aliens' attempt to stop your escape, and take over the Alien ship before it wreaks havoc on the unsuspecting Earth below.
  • Fight against the Alien Invaders, their robot drones, and turn their own horrible experiments against them.
  • Ally yourself with an unexpected array of characters, both from the Capital Wasteland and from Earth's past.