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The Battle for Middle-earth II

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA
Release Date: March 2, 2006

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'The Battle for Middle-earth II' - Multiplayer Beta Test Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2005 @ 7:03 a.m. PST

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.
Several weeks ago we revealed that EA would start its BFME II multiplayer beta test mid December, and EA just announced it has now gone live. People who pre-order the game can join in and check out the sequel before anybody else, until the game ships somewhere early 2006. This online multiplayer beta includes two out of the six factions (Dwarves and Goblins), playable on two brand new maps (Harlindon and Withered Heath.) If you haven't done so yet, you can pre-order at EBGames or Gamestop.
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