Codemasters Online launch The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ Gold Edition!

Friday, 9th November (10am GMT) - Codemasters Online announce today that The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ Gold Edition is now available for purchase across Europe. At launch, The Lord of the Rings Online was the number one selling PC title across Europe and North America. Encased in an exclusive Steel Pack, The Lord of the Rings Online Gold Edition entitles players to four exclusive in-game items, all three content updates since launch and 45-days' free gaming experience.

“The launch of the Gold Edition reinforces the monumental success The Lord of the Rings Online has received since release in April", comments Ed Blincoe, Senior Product Manager, Codemasters Online. "We are delighted with the exceptional demand LOTRO has seen and we look forward to welcoming thousands more people into Middle-earth”.

The Lord of the Rings Online Gold Edition contains an exclusive package of four in-game items and 45-days' free game time, only available with the purchase of the Gold Edition. Upon reaching level 25 players are welcomed with an all new unique horse mount to aid in their travels through the vast lands of Middle-earth. Players also have the opportunity to personalise their new homes within Middle-earth with a unique welcome mat, five scented candles and a lucky horseshoe complete this distinctive package.

The Lord of the Rings Online lets players experience the unique and mystical world based on the Books of J.R.R. Tolkien. The game delivers an experience that takes players beyond the Books to where they can create their own story within the most famous fantasy world of all time.

The Lord of the Rings Online Gold Edition is now available for purchase at all major retailers across Europe. To download The Lord of the Rings Online free trial or for more information please visit www.trylotro.com

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ABOUT CODEMASTERS

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in the US, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and its products is available online at www.codemasters.com

ABOUT TURBINE, INC.

Turbine, Inc. is a premier developer, publisher and operator of online entertainment and is headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts. The company is one of the largest privately-held online games companies in North America. Turbine’s catalogue includes some of the most famous online entertainment brands, including Asheron’s Call®, DUNGEONS&DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™, and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™. For more information on Turbine, its products and services please visit www.turbine.com.

ABOUT TOLKIEN ENTERPRISES

The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises is the holder of worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other rights in J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary works The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Tolkien Enterprises has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on Tolkien’s works for almost 30 years. Its headquarters are in Berkeley, California, and its website may be found at www.tolkien-ent.com.

"The Lord of the Rings Online," "Shadows of Angmar,"“Middle-earth,” The Watcher logo, "The Lord of the Rings" and the names of the characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises under license to Turbine, Inc. Codemasters is a registered trademark owned by The Codemasters Software Company Limited and the Codemasters Online Gaming logo is a trademark owned by The Codemasters Software Company Limited. Turbine and the Turbine logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Turbine, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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