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The Lord of the Rings: Conquest in the works

by Steven Williamson on 9 May 2008, 12:46

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Action/Adventure

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A new Lord of the Rings chapter has been announced today by Pandemic Studios who's confirmed that Lord of the Rings: Conquest is in development for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Nintendo DS platforms.

In a partnership with New Line Cinema, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest will be created by the same Pandemic Studios team behind Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II titles. Set in “The Lord of the Rings” universe of J.R.R. Tolkien, players will finally fight the entirety of these epic battles any way they want.

In addition to crusading as the heroic forces of good, for the first time ever in a ‘The Lord of the Rings’ action title we'll be able to conquer Middle-earth while playing as the legions of Sauron’s evil army, including Cave-trolls, Oliphaunts, the Balrog and Sauron himself. The game is set for a global release in fall 2008.

“We’ll freely admit that we’re rabid fans of The Lord of the Rings fantasy,” says Josh Resnick, co-founder and general manager at Pandemic Studios. “Our experience creating massive, rich, action-packed games means that The Lord of the Rings: Conquest will give fans exactly what they want: full control of the blade, bow and magic to fight its epic battles any way they want – even if they choose to play from the evil side.”

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The world premiere of game footage and the first trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Conquest will premiere exclusively on Spike TV’s GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley on Friday, June 20.

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