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The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer

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'The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood' Euro Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT

Siege of Mirkwood will expand the online world of Middle-earth where players will join forces to press further eastward into the dark, foreboding and treacherous forest of Mirkwood. The expansion increases level cap, adds a new region, major enhancements to combat and Legendary Items and the introduction of Skirmishes, a new system where players will train customizable soldiers and take them into battle as part of the War of the Ring.

Siege of Mirkwood will expand the online world of Middle-earth where players will join forces to press further eastward into the dark, foreboding and treacherous forest of Mirkwood and take part in the epic conclusion to Volume II of The Lord of the Rings Online. Siege of Mirkwood will be available as a digital download this Fall with an increased level cap, a new region including the legendary evil fortress of Dol Goldur, major enhancements to combat and Legendary Items and the introduction of Skirmishes, a new system where players will train customizable soldiers and take them into battle as part of the War of the Ring.

The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood will be available as a digital download for $19.99 or as a bundle with the LOTRO Adventurer’s Pack plus a new mount for $39.99.

Starting today European players can pre-order Siege of Mirkwood and qualify for the following special pre-order bonus items, benefits and offers:

  • Siege of Mirkwood Standard Edition £14.99 / 19.99 €
    • Siege of Mirkwood expansion
    • Harbinger’s Cloak (8% speed boost) for FREE!
  • Siege of Mirkwood Special Edition £19.99 / 27.99 €
    • Siege of Mirkwood expansion
    • The Adventurer’s Pack
    • Harbinger’s Cloak (8% speed boost) FREE!
    • New, unique mount FREE!
  • Platinum Edition £29.99 / 39.99 €
    • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, Mines of Moria expansion and the Siege of Mirkwood expansion
    • Harbinger’s Cloak (8% speed boost) FREE!
  • Platinum Special Edition £34.99 / 49.99 €
    • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, Mines of Moria expansion and the Siege of Mirkwood expansion
    • The Adventurer’s Pack
    • Harbinger’s Cloak (8% speed boost) FREE!
    • New, unique mount FREE

Further packages will also be available including:

  • The Adventurer's Pack £4.99/ 6.99 € Includes two character slots and one shared storage providing 20 additional slots that allows players to share items with all of their characters on the same server.
  • The Loot Bag £4.99/ 6.99 € – Includes ten special in-game items especially selected from all items ever released!

These exciting pre-order offers will be available for a limited time only.

New Features:

  • Under the command of Celeborn and Galadriel, players will fight through vast armies of Orcs alongside the Elves of Lórien in a battle that will take them to Dol Guldur, the fortress of the Ringwraiths. This update includes Book 9 and the Epilogue to the sweeping epic tale begun with the award-winning Mines of Moria expansion.
  • Players will be able advance their characters up to level 65, gaining access to new traits, virtues, skills and class quests.
  • Jump into the heat of battle with the new Skirmishes feature. Skirmishes offer endless action in repeatable, randomized instances where players can create and lead customizable soldiers into battle, training them to greater skill as they earn victories against the forces of shadow. Answer the call of war wherever violence erupts with the new “World Join” function that lets players and their fellowships band together to fight in various locations throughout Middle-earth.
  • Infiltrate the dark jails, deadly arenas and savage stables of Dol Guldur, the fortress of the Ringwraiths, and strike a blow against Sauron’s forces in new 3 and 6-player instances. Call upon your fellows to adventure into the most deadly 12-player raid yet and face the ultimate challenge – the Nazgûl Lord!
  • Turbine continues to improve the experience of LOTRO with major improvements to the combat and Legendary Items systems. Players will experience improved responsiveness when in the heat of battle. Players will also be able to create and craft their own customized Second and Third Age Legendary Items from raw materials and grow their weapons’ power to level 60. Achieve new Legacies, new titles, and a fourth Runic slot that will make Legendary Items even more unique and powerful.

The Lord of the Rings Online is an MORPG that delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From the picturesque surroundings of the Shire to Moria, the great underground realm to the menace of Mirkwood, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before.


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