Bethesda's forthcoming first round of downloadable content for Fallout 3, due to hit the Xbox Live Marketplace and PC next January, will be called Operation Anchorage
, according to an interview with Fallout 3 lead producer, Jeff Gardiner, and should offer at least another five hours of game time.
"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," he told the site.
"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."
You can check out the full interview over at IGN
, where a few nuggets of information were also revealed about other DLC packages a bit further down the track.