WBIE and Turbine announce Helm's Deep
, an expansion for The Lord
of the Rings Online
coming to the Tolkienesque MMORPG this autumn, raising
the level cap to 95 and "bringing the War of the Ring to players on a monumental
scale." Here's the deal:
(NEEDHAM, MA – April 24, 2013) -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
unveiled today The Lord of the Rings Online™: Helm’s Deep™, the next expansion
to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game
(MMORPG) developed by Turbine. Helm’s Deep will continue the Epic Story into the
western plains of Rohan, allow players to take a direct role in the battle for
Helm’s Deep and advance the level cap to 95.
“With Helm’s Deep, we’re bringing the War of the Ring to players on a monumental
scale,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online,
Turbine. “Our team is thrilled to create another iconic moment in Middle-earth,
and put players in the center of the action.”
THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE: HELM’S DEEP FEATURES:
- Experience the Battle for Helm’s Deep – Fight to
defend Helm’s Deep starting at level 10, as your character enlists as a
soldier in the Battle of the Hornburg, the most massive conflict yet in The
Lord of the Rings Online. Earn rewards for your contribution to the war
effort – win or lose, your aid makes a difference!
- Explore new landscapes across Western Rohan -
Explore the Westemnet of Rohan and rally each of the five Ridings as Rohan
returns to glory. Traverse the capital of Edoras, mysterious Dunharrow, and
the fortress of the Hornburg, deep within Helm’s Deep.
- Advance from levels 85 to 95 - Experience 10 new
levels, from 85 to 95, with new skills and completely updated class
specializations. Both mounted and un-mounted combat will challenge you as
you war against the evil of Saruman.
- Continue the Epic Story - Encounter beloved
characters such as Aragorn, Éowyn, and Éomer. Restore King Théoden to his
rightful lordship and defend the peoples of Rohan at Helm’s Deep.