The promised Fallout 3 Editing tools, or the Garden of Eden Creation Kit if you want to keep it canon, have been released by Bethesda, along with the now customary Wiki (presumably to take all the fun out of discovering how easy it is to break the game irreparably!).
More details have also been released of the first DLC pack – Operation Anchorage – via an interview on IGN with Beth’s Jeff Gardiner.
Snippet after the coffee break…
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.
The add-on will include a new perk, new weapons, armor and achievements, will offer 4-5 hours of gameplay and comes with the listed price of 800 MS points or whatever it works out as in real non-monopoly Microsoft money (geddit?!).
There’s no explicit word of a PC release for the DLC, but it’ll probably arrive shortly after, if not the same time as the console releases.