TURBINE&CODEMASTERS ONLINE UNVEIL SHIP DATE FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINEâ„¢: MINES OF MORIAâ„&c

Southam, UK, Oct 8th 2008 - Turbine, Inc. and Codemasters Online today announced the details of the launch of The Lord of the Rings Online™: Mines of Moria™. On November 18, 2008 the Mines of Moria will open for players across North America and Europe to begin their journey to the vast, terrifying and unparalleled world beneath Middle-earth.

“Beginning November 18th players across North America and Europe will journey with the dwarves deep into Middle-earth to reclaim the ancient kingdom of Khazad-dûm from the minions of Saruman,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online.

Codemasters Online also recently announced the commencement of the European Mines of Moria pre-order program, an exclusive pre-order campaign that awards players who pre-order Mines of Moria with special subscription pricing and exclusive bonus in-game items. Players can join the limited-time offer by pre-ordering the title at www.lotro-europe.com.

MINES OF MORIA™ PRE-ORDER PROGRAM

Special Pricing Offer -- Players who pre-order Mines of Moria qualify for a special lifetime membership pricing offer:

• Just£119.99 /€149.99 special lifetime membership offer

Unique In-Game Items -- Players who pre-order Mines of Moria will receive three unique in-game items that are only available with this special offer:

• The Cloak of Sunset, a unique cloak emblazoned with an image of the Hollin Gate.

• An exclusive in-game Moria character title -“Moria Expeditionary”.

• 1 in-game token, which allows you to choose 1 of 8 unique in-game items after launch.

The Lord of the Rings Online is the ultimate interactive adventure. This award-winning massively multiplayer online role playing game delivers an online experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy of all time. Mines of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth™ to let players adventure into the largest and most dangerous online underground environment ever created while extending the challenge to new heights with two new classes, ten additional levels and hundreds of new quests. Players will be able to explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more. For more information on The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria, please visit www.lotro-europe.com

To experience the The Lord of the Rings Online now, download the 7-day free trial at www.trylotro.com

About Turbine

Turbine, Inc. is the premier creator, operator and publisher of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine is one of the largest privately-held online gaming studios in North America and was recently chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies, a power list of the top private emerging technology companies in digital entertainment and media. The company 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 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 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 more than 30 years. Its headquarters are in Berkeley, California, and its website may be found at www.tolkien-ent.com.

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