Set in The Lord of the Rings universe depicted by Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning films, EA says that players will enjoy ‘epic battles’.
The publisher said in a statement: ‘In addition to crusading as the heroic forces of good, for the first time ever in a The Lord of the Rings action title they’ll 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 on 360, PS3, DS and PC in fall 2008.
“Our Pandemic Studios creative teams have years of expertise bringing giant battlefields to life,” said Pandemic Studios co-founder and general manager Andrew Goldman.
“We’ve always wanted to harness our experience in a fantasy universe with warriors, archers, mages and castle sieges. Of course, there is truly no better fantasy world to recreate than the enormity of The Lord of the Rings realm.”