Turbine and Midway Games announce that The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of
Angmar is now online, offering more that a Tolkien chance to feed your gaming
WESTWOOD, MA and CHICAGO, IL - April 24, 2007 – Turbine, Inc. and
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) announced today that The Lord of the Rings
Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ is now available for purchase across North America.
The game is the first and only massively-multiplayer online game based on the
Books of J.R.R. Tolkien. In development for over four years, the game opens up
the mystical world of Middle-earth and creates the opportunity for endless
Legions of fans have been waiting in great anticipation for the opportunity to
start their adventure in Middle-earth and as of today, the wait is over! The
Lord of the Rings Online 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 quaint surroundings of the Shire to
Angmar, the vile kingdom of the Witch-king, players will experience the world of
Middle-earth as never before.
"The release of The Lord of the Rings Online marks a momentous occasion for MMO
gamers and Tolkien fans around the world," said Jeff Anderson, president and CEO
of Turbine, Inc. "Countless adventures await gamers eager to experience
Middle-earth in an entirely new way and we're confident that once they’ve
visited this epic world, they'll never want to leave."
"The Lord of the Rings franchise, with its incredibly rich history and extensive
fan base, lends itself perfectly to the MMO genre," said Steve Allison, chief
marketing officer, Midway. "We're thrilled to be able to partner with Turbine to
bring The Lord of the Rings Online to North American gamers looking for a way to
experience the world of Middle-earth like never before."
Turbine also announced today the first update to The Lord of the Rings Online.
This free update, called the Shores of Evendim, is scheduled to be released this
coming June and will include an entirely new landscape region, over 60
additional quests, the Battle for Helegrod raid, nine new monsters and major
enhancements to monster play and the music system.
The Lord of the Rings Online is now available for purchase at major retailers in
both a Special and Standard Edition. The Special Edition of The Lord of the
Rings Online includes the game on a single DVD, 30-days of free play, the
official 'Making of The Lord of the Rings Online' DVD, the official game
soundtrack and an exclusive in-game item. The Special Edition retails for a U.S.
MSRP of $59.99, while the Standard Edition of the game is available for a U.S.
MSRP of $49.99.
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