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Turbine Announces Helm's Deep Expansion for LOTRO

Posted Wed, Apr 24, 2013 by Martuk

The War of the Ring moves to one of the most iconic and epic locations of Middle-earth this fall with The Lord of the Rings Online’s Helm’s Deep expansion. Turbine today announced that the expansion will release this fall and allow players to take a direct role in the epic battle for Helm’s Deep, the iconic stronghold of Rohan in The Two Towers book.

The Helm’s Deep expansion will further expand the game with the addition of new landscapes in western Rohan, allowing players to traverse Edoras, Dunharrow, and the fortress of the Hornburg within Helm’s Deep. In addition to new land areas, players can defend Helm’s Deep starting at level 10 by enlisting as a soldier in the Battle of the Hornburg and earn rewards based on contributions to the war effort, the level cap will be raised to 95, and the epic storyline will continue with characters such as King Théoden, Aragorn, Éowyn, and Éomer.

The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm’s Deep is scheduled to launch this fall.


WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND TURBINE

ANNOUNCE THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: HELM’S DEEP™


The Fifth Expansion to the Critically-Acclaimed MMO Launches in Fall 2013

NEEDHAM, MA – April 24, 2013 -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unveiled today The Lord of the Rings Online™: Helm’s Deep™, the next expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine. Helm’s Deep will continue the Epic Story into the western plains of Rohan, allow players to take a direct role in the battle for Helm’s Deep and advance the level cap to 95.

“With Helm’s Deep, we’re bringing the War of the Ring to players on a monumental scale,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online, Turbine. “Our team is thrilled to create another iconic moment in Middle-earth, and put players in the center of the action.”

THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE: HELM’S DEEP FEATURES: 

  • Experience the Battle for Helm’s Deep – Fight to defend Helm’s Deep starting at level 10, as your character enlists as a soldier in the Battle of the Hornburg, the most massive conflict yet in The Lord of the Rings Online.  Earn rewards for your contribution to the war effort – win or lose, your aid makes a difference!
  • Explore new landscapes across Western Rohan - Explore the Westemnet of Rohan and rally each of the five Ridings as Rohan returns to glory. Traverse the capital of Edoras, mysterious Dunharrow, and the fortress of the Hornburg, deep within Helm’s Deep.
  • Advance from levels 85 to 95 - Experience 10 new levels, from 85 to 95, with new skills and completely updated class specializations. Both mounted and un-mounted combat will challenge you as you war against the evil of Saruman.
  • Continue the Epic Story - Encounter beloved characters such as Aragorn, Éowyn, and Éomer. Restore King Théoden to his rightful lordship and defend the peoples of Rohan at Helm’s Deep.

The Lord of the Rings Online™ is the ultimate adventure! This award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places, and monsters from the most famous fantasy of all time.  For more information, visit www.lotro.com.

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