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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Codemasters / Midway
Developer: Turbine

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'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' Open Beta Kicks Off

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth. Gamers will experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's world-renowned fantasy realm where they can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

"The only thing better than adventuring in Middle-earth is being able to adventure for free!" said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. "The World Tour is a unique opportunity to try The Lord of the Rings Online for yourself before the game launches."

Players can still pre-order The Lord of the Rings Online at www.lotro.com/preorder or at select retail stores nationwide until April 24th to take advantage of the exciting Founder's Program. The Founder's Program is available for a limited time and rewards all players who pre-order the game with the following benefits:

  • Two special membership options: $199/lifetime or $9.99/month
  • Unique in-game bonus items
  • Ability to roll World Tour characters into the launched game

The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) is the first and only massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the Books of J.R.R. Tolkien. Having been in development for over four years, Turbine has painstakingly re-created the unique and mystical worlds from the Books of J.R.R. Tolkien, creating a virtual world that brims with life and opportunity for endless adventure. LOTRO's immersive storyline delivers an experience that takes players beyond the Books to where they can create their own story within the most famous fantasy world of all time.

Free access to this hotly anticipated game combined with the staggering size and scale of the World Tour of Middle-earth make this an unprecedented event in the MMO industry. Players can pre-order the game at select retail stores nationwide or at www.lotro.com/preorder and start their adventures in Middle-earth beginning on March 30th.

During the World Tour, players will be able to advance up to level 15 and experience the most authentic online persistent recreation of Middle-earth ever created. Players should visit www.lotro.com/worldtour to get more information on how to obtain a World Tour key.

The Lord of the Rings Online is the first and only massively multiplayer online role-playing game based upon the Books of J.R.R. Tolkien. The game recreates the vast world of Middle-earth with incredible dedication to the lore with an unprecedented level of detail. The game delivers an experience that takes players beyond the Books to where they can create their own story within the most famous fantasy world of all time.

The Lord of the Rings Online is scheduled for official release on April 24th, 2007.


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