FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WESTWOOD, MA– December 18, 2007 - Turbine, Inc. announced today that The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ was awarded PC MMO Game of the Year of 2007 by the editorial staff of GameSpy, the web's leading destination for online information, entertainment and communities serving the enthusiast gamer worldwide. The editors also named the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) as one of the PC Top 10 Games of 2007.
“The Lord of the Rings Online delivers a remarkably rich, interactive game and community experience and we are honored to have the editors of GameSpy choose it as both the PC MMO Game of the Year and one of the Top 10 PC Games of 2007,” said Jim Crowley, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc.“Receiving this award is a true honor and we look forward to providing our global community with even more compelling content, features and interactive experiences in 2008 and beyond.”
The Lord of the Rings Online 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 quaint surroundings of the Shire to Angmar, the vile kingdom of the Witch-king, players will experience the world of Middle-earth™ as never before. The Lord of the Rings Online is available for purchase at major retailers across North America. For more information, or to download a free trial, visit www.lotro.com.
Turbine, Inc. is a premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. A team of entrepreneurs formed Turbine over a decade ago with the vision of becoming a leading provider of online entertainment. Since then, Turbine has grown to become one of the largest privately-held online gaming studios in North America. Turbine has created some of the most popular and exciting online games, including The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, Dungeons&Dragons Online™: Stormreach™ 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 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 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.
Elicia Mullin Basoli