Turbine, Inc., a developer, publisher and operator of online subscription entertainment, announced that the company will release The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, the world's first and only massively multiplayer online (MMO) role-playing game based upon the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Additionally, the company will demonstrate new content in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, the hit game that has quickly become one of the fastest-growing MMOs in North America.
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LOTRO) allows players to explore the most famous fantasy world of all time, fight the evil minions of the Dark Lord Sauron, and advance their heroes by adventuring through the vast reaches of Middle-earth. Turbine will also begin the registration process for its Beta Program for LOTRO and offer a playable version of the Weathertop experience in its booth.
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach was released in February 2006 to critical acclaim and quickly became one of the fastest-growing MMOs in North America. Following on the heels of the Dragon's Vault module, which released in April, Turbine will also be announcing a range of expanded player features and content scheduled to be released later this year.
The latest community news and images from The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach can be found at http://www.thelordoftheringsonline.com and http://www.ddo.com, respectively. Visitors can join the rapidly growing communities for each game, interact with the developers, get detailed game information and receive ongoing first looks at exclusive content. The Lord of the Rings Online is being co-published in North America by Turbine and Midway Home Entertainment Inc. Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is published by Atari, Inc. in the U.S. and Europe.