EA Wages Battle for Middle-earth

Electronic Arts today announced the release of the eagerly-awaited PC game, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth. Based on the Academy Award-winning film trilogy, the real-time strategy game puts fans in command of the heroes and armies from all three movies.

In Battle for Middle-earth, gamers choose between the armies of Gondor, Rohan, Mordor and Isengard, each offering its own distinct heroes, strengths and weaknesses. Players prepare for war by creating offensive and defensive strategies set in memorable battle locations taken directly from director Peter Jackson’s feature trilogy. The game’s developers made extensive use of the film saga’s digital assets and musical score. Some of the trilogy’s actors even lend their voices to the project.

Officially licensed by New Line Cinema, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth was developed at EA’s Los Angeles studio under the EA GAMES brand. The game is rated “T” (Teen) for violence and caries a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information, visit the game’s official web site www.eagames.com/official/lordoftherings/

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