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EA Snags Rights To 'Lord of the Rings' Game Title

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2001 @ 8:53 p.m. PST

A few days ago we tossed up the first announcement informing that Lord of the Rings is coming to a game machine near you... Today more details came in.. Electronic Arts officially announced that they have signed an exclusive deal with New Line Cinema to create games based on the upcoming The Lord of the Rings movies.

New Line Cinema will release three movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic literary works, beginning with The Fellowship of the Ring (Dec. 19, 2001), followed by The Two Towers (Holiday 2002) and The Return of the King (Holiday 2003).

The license grants EA the exclusive rights to develop and publish products based on the movies for next generation video game consoles and handheld platforms.

EA will launch the first of their games in Fall 2002, in conjunction with the second motion picture, The Two Towers. Information on the subsequent games will be announced at a later date.
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