Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage Unveiled

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by The Vault Dweller, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    IGN has an interview about Operation Anchorage the first in three planned sets of downloadable content for the PC and Xbox. It includes many questions and more than a few screenshots.<blockquote>IGN: The liberation of Alaska was hinted at a lot during Fallout 3. What can we expect out of that simulated battle?

    Jeff Gardiner: In Operation: Anchorage the player will find themselves able to re-live the famous liberation of Anchorage from Fallout lore -- inside a simulation similar to one found along the main quest of Fallout 3. Once the player finds their way into the simulation, they'll be stripped of their resources and have to survive within the rules set up by the simulation's creators.

    The Chinese red army is everywhere, and the player will first have to secure the surrounding mountain side and then fight their way into the Chinese base. The player will have to use a lot of their standard combat skills, along with several new tools that will only be available in the downloadable content. These include interactive Strike Teams under the player's command and unique armor, weapons, and other exotic gadgets. </blockquote><center>

    For those of us wanting more it should provide a few more hours and quite a lot of new content for players to use and modders to tinker with.

    Special thanks to our members Ausir and BC5 for sending us this news.
  2. Drakehash

    Drakehash First time out of the vault

    Aug 10, 2008
    Now i am happy that i uninstall that piece of shit.
  3. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Strike teams? You mean, kind of like Star Wars: Republic Commando?



    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: RfftmuguuaaaaaAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
  4. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007

    How exactly will one take these new armors and weapons into the real world?

    They'll probably pull out that old chestnut of the simulation turning real, flex the ol' creative muscles.
  5. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 16, 2007
  6. BloodyPuppy

    BloodyPuppy Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 18, 2008
    It's gonna be hard for me to complain too much about these expansions having very little Fallout atmosphere since they're supposed to take place before the bombs drop. Bethesda could put in just about anything and it would be pretty hard to argue that it's not Fallout enough since it takes place before the Fallout.
  7. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^ Yeah except for, well, WTF exactly is that crap doing in a supposedly fallout game? They could make the simulator be a portal to Oblivion for those who have both games, and claim that it's what happened 500 years before Fallout.

    Companies generally don't release addons to main series that totally fuck with the main idea. They make separate games based on the idea. That's why Starcraft is not a modpack for Warcraft O&H.
  8. BloodyPuppy

    BloodyPuppy Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 18, 2008
    I'm just saying that it's going to be hard to argue the unfalloutish nature of these expansions considering when they take place. I mean sure if they make them Oblivion gates it'll be easy, but otherwise...
  9. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^ My point is that it'd be hard to argue even if it was a gate to Oblivion. But it's just not the way you do things if you care for the franchise.

    On the other hand, I don't think that at this point anyone would seriously care to argue anything against FO3 since everyone is tired of it and noone really cares.
  10. BloodyPuppy

    BloodyPuppy Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 18, 2008
    Well I'm not entirely sure that Bethesda really cares about the franchise. I mean, I don't think they would actively set out to destroy canon, but I don't think they would try and find out if they were.
  11. warsaw

    warsaw Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 1, 2008
    At least the gauss rifle is back. I mean, that's homage enough to the fans.

  12. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    BTW, the whole IGN article is hilarious. Especially this:


    Hmm, also seems like OA will cost ~ $10... Someone is going to be making lots of money...
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    since when has Bethesda started to make CoD like games ... :crazy:
  14. warsaw

    warsaw Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 1, 2008
    When they saw the market in making CoD like games.
  15. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^ Since Fallout 3? They seem to have realized how much money they could make off a CoD or Halo clone.
  16. kikomiko

    kikomiko It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 8, 2008
    Dear Lord, this sounds incredibly awesome. What's even better is that we can expect not one, but TWO more DLC packs to be released after Operation Anchorage.
  17. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
  18. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    God, this Power Armor is totally wrong. Impossible that this knights armor will increase the strange of the dude who is wearing it.
  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    The Fallout of modern warefare I guess ... or in this case sell-out even.


    Something I find interesting though

    IGN: The liberation of Anchorage must have taken place before the entire country was destroyed. How different will the art style be for this download?
    Gardiner: Anchorage has a vastly different art style. It's taking place in the frozen north; so you have a very bright ice/snow color pallet. We've had a massive amount of art resources at our disposal, most of what the player will experience was created from scratch. We've also taken a lot of time to create a bunch of 'animation vignettes' to make the soldiers and other NPCs interact with the world in better, more convincing ways then anything we were able to do with the Fallout 3 main game.

    Means that now they took the "suggestions" of their fans for real that Fallout 3 needs better NPC and Player animations? Would be surprising though.

    IGN: Do you expect title updates to fix a few outstanding bugs to come along with Operation Anchorage?
    Gardiner: We are releasing an update for all versions of Fallout 3 prior to the release of this DLC. We take pride in fixing issues that are found by our fans and posted in our forums.

    Yes just as like with Oblivion ... letz hope its better THIS time.
  20. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004

    We were worried since not quite everybody was praising the graphics of Fallout 3, and we concluded it was because we toned down the bloom, but now we'll fix that. Expect the most awesome graphics ever with so much bloom that will literally make you go blind.

    Know what's even better? That we can also expect an ice age, the sun dying, the universe ripping apart etc. Can't wait.