PRE-ORDER PROGRAMME FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: SIEGE OF MIRKWOOD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CODEMASTERS ONLINE ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDER PROGRAMME FOR

THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: SIEGE OF MIRKWOOD

Pre-Order Offerings Unveiled!

October 14th 2009—Codemasters Online announced today the details of its pre-order programme for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Siege of Mirkwood (LOTRO), the new digital expansion to the 2008 MMO of the Year which is scheduled to launch on 3 December 2009.

SIEGE OF MIRKWOOD PRE-ORDER PROGRAMME DETAILS

Starting today European players will be able to pre-order Siege of Mirkwood at www.lotro-europe.com/preorder and qualify for the following special pre-order bonus items, benefits and offers:

• Siege of Mirkwood Standard Edition£14.99 / 19.99€

o Siege of Mirkwood expansion

o Harbinger’s Cloak (8% speed boost) for FREE!

• Siege of Mirkwood Special Edition£19.99 / 27.99€

o Siege of Mirkwood expansion

o The Adventurer’s Pack

o Harbinger’s Cloak (8% speed boost) FREE!

o New, unique mount FREE!

• Platinum Edition£29.99 / 39.99€

o The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, Mines of Moria™ expansion and the Siege of Mirkwood expansion

o Harbinger’s Cloak (8% speed boost) FREE!

• Platinum Special Edition£34.99 / 49.99€

o The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, Mines of Moria expansion and the Siege of Mirkwood expansion

o The Adventurer’s Pack

o Harbinger’s Cloak (8% speed boost) FREE!

o New, unique mount FREE!

Further packages will also be available including:

• The Adventurer's Pack£4.99/ 6.99€ Includes two character slots and one shared storage providing 20 additional slots that allows players to share items with all of their characters on the same server.

• The Loot Bag£4.99/ 6.99€– Includes ten special in-game items especially selected from all items ever released!

These exciting pre-order offers will be available for a limited time only.

For more information and to pre-order the game please visit www.lotro-europe.com/preorder

The Lord of the Rings Online is an award-winning MMORPG that delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From the picturesque surroundings of the Shire to Moria, the great underground realm to the menace of Mirkwood, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before. For more information or to download a free trial, visit www.lotro-europe.com.

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About Codemasters

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae DiRT, Race Driver GRID, Overlord and Operation Flashpoint; the company recently secured the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA 1. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Universal City, California. The company also maintains operations in Germany, France, Spain, Benelux and Malaysia. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com

About Codemasters Online

Codemasters Online is a leading global publisher / operator of online persistent world games. Established in 2005 and part of the wider Codemasters organisation, in a short time Codemasters Online has become one of the west’s leading gaming companies specialising in persistent world services. With a suite of successful persistent games including the hugely popular The Lord of the Rings Online™, ArchLord and forthcoming space based MMO Jumpgate Evolution, Codemasters Online is one of the fastest growing specialists in massively multiplayer online games in the world.

About Turbine

Turbine, Inc. is the premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine has grown to become one of the largest privately-held online gaming studios in North America. Turbine has created some of the world’s most popular and award-winning online games, including The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, Dungeons&Dragons Online® and Asheron's Call®. 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 nearly 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,”“Mines of Moria,”“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. Turbine and the Turbine logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Turbine, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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