Codemasters Online launch The Lord of the Rings Online FREE 7-day trial across Europe

Monday, 3rd September (11am GMT)– Codemasters Online today unveil the The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ 7-day trial has been released across Europe. Fans can now venture through the epic world of Middle-earth free of charge for 7 days by visiting www.trylotro.com

The Lord of the Rings Online is the European No 1, best selling MMORPG and now players can experience for free this online virtual recreation of Middle-earth with thousands of other players as they embark on their epic quest against the evil forces of Sauron. On completion of the 7-day free trial, players have the opportunity to upgrade their game and carry over their characters.

Ed Relf, Director of Marketing, Codemasters Online commented“The launch of the European free trial for The Lord of the Rings Online is a milestone in the ongoing development of this year’s No 1 selling MMORPG. The game has already seen two free content expansions since launch expanding the already immense recreation of Middle-earth and we look forward to inviting players to pack their bags and join us in the game.”

Since its release in April, The Lord of the Rings Online has celebrated unprecedented success across Europe and North America. With the release of the second free content update, Book 10: The City of the Kings, The Lord of the Rings Online continues to

expand with over 200 new quests, new monsters, new game systems and significant enhancements to the monster play PvP system.

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

To download The Lord of the Rings Online 7-day free trial 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.

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