Lord of The Rings Online Heads to Russia

Posted Mon, Jan 28, 2008 by Aelryn

Bring lots of vodka. You'll need it.

Turbine announced plans to take their popular Lord of The Rings Online MMOG to the Russian market today.

Turbine, Inc. and IT Territory LLC (ITT) today announced a new relationship for the distribution of The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, the PC Game of the Year 2007. Under the terms of the agreement between Turbine and IT Territory, a leading publisher of online games in Russia and Eastern Europe, will operate and manage publication of The Lord of the Rings Online in the fast-growing Russian market.

“Our vision is to lead the growth of online games in Russia,” said Igor Matsanyuk, President of IT Territory. “We believe that The Lord of the Rings Online is the perfect franchise for us to deliver to our audience as part of this strategy. Our partnership with Turbine underscores the tremendous success, attention to detail, and transparency that our operations bring to the best game developers in the world as they seek to enter the massive Russian market.”

Learn more about LoTRO at the official site.

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